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Brown Sugar Apple Dip – Oh Sweet Basil

Brown Sugar Apple Dip – Oh Sweet Basil

Brown sugar apple dip is only 3 simple ingredients and it’s the most addicting and creamy fruit dip. I seriously can’t stop eating it! Be sure you have plenty of apples in the house because you’re going to be dipping them until the dip is gone!


I served this brown sugar apple dip last month at a baby shower and then forgot to ever post it. That’s kind of how life goes. I get so busy I suddenly realized I didn’t follow up on doing something. We served this dip with fresh apple slices and Cade seriously made sure that I left him his own personal serving at home.


Anyway, none of that really matters when you’ve got brown sugar apple dip staring you in the face. Man, I love me some brown sugar! Shhhh…I always take a pinch or two and eat it plain. Do you??


Sometimes it’s hard to think up something yummy for an after school snack or something a little different to take to a party and I think this dip is the perfect thing. 



There are only 3 simple ingredients needed and it all comes together in just 5 minutes. Here is your ingredients list:

  • Cream Cheese – the block style cream cheese is preferred, not the whipped spread, and it’s important that it’s at room temperature so it mixes easily with the sugar and vanilla
  • Brown Sugar – adds all the sweetness and balances the tanginess of the cream cheese
  • Vanilla – adds delicious flavor

The measurements for each of the ingredients can be found in the recipe card down below.

What Kind of Apples are the Best?

My favorite apple for dipping will forever and always be Honeycrisp apples. Braeburn, Envy, or Pink Lady apples are also super delicious. If you like your apples to be a little more tart, go for Granny Smith. They actually pair with the sweet brown sugar dip brilliantly.

Can I Use Low Fat Cream Cheese?

Yes, the low fat cream cheese works great, but I would avoid the fat free cream cheese. 

How Long Will Apples Keep?

If stored properly, apples should keep for 2 months. Apples should be kept in the refrigerator.

Are Apples Healthy?

Apples are packed with antioxidants, flavonoids, and dietary fiber. The antioxidants in apples may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease.

Apples do contain a fair amount of carbs. A 3″ diameter apple has about 25 carbs.

a photo of a medium size serving bowl that is full of a thick and creamy brown sugar apple dip.


How to Keep Apple Slices from Turning Brown

Using sliced apples can be a little tricky because they brown so quickly, and then they are a little less appetizing. This is especially the case when you want to have sliced apples out at a party or gathering. I have a solution for you! Citric acid!

Before serving the sliced apples, soak them in a water and citric acid. Citric acid can be found in lemon juice, orange juice or pineapple juice. For every 1 cup of water you use, add 1 tablespoon of your citric acid source.

All of the apples should be covered with the water. Let them soak for about 5 minutes. Remove them from the water and let them drain. You can even pat them dry a little. This will help keep them looking fresh for at least a few hours. 

What Can I Dip in Brown Sugar Apple Dip?

You don’t need to limit yourself to just apples! The apples are heaven in this dip, but there are all kinds of options. Here are some ideas:

  • Pretzels
  • Graham Crackers
  • Other Fruit (strawberries, bananas, pineapple, etc.)
  • Animal Crackers

As long as we are talking about mixing things up, you can also mix in some toffee bits to add a little crunch and even more caramel flavor


Whether you need a delicious recipe for an after school snack, game day, a baby/bridal shower, or a fun family gathering, this brown sugar apple dip is a great option! It’s a hit with kids and adults and loved by everyone!


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a photo of an apple slice being dipped into a bowl full of a light brown creamy brown sugar apple dip.

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Servings: 8 -10 servings

It’s creamy and delicious which is exactly what a fruit dip should be.

Recipe By Tam

  • 8 oz. cream cheese softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

cover and store in the refrigerator

Nutrition Facts

Brown Sugar Apple Dip

Amount Per Serving (2 Tablespoons)

Calories 208
Calories from Fat 90

% Daily Value*

Fat 10g15%

Saturated Fat 6g38%

Polyunsaturated Fat 1g

Monounsaturated Fat 3g

Cholesterol 29mg10%

Sodium 97mg4%

Potassium 76mg2%

Carbohydrates 29g10%

Sugar 28g31%

Protein 2g4%

Vitamin A 381IU8%

Calcium 51mg5%

Iron 1mg6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.




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