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04 Nov

Recipe: Caramel Apple Dip

I realized the other day that part of this blog was supposed to be about food. I love to cook and bake. I’ve done it since I was a kid and one day I asked my mom to make some cookies and she said she was busy and that if I wanted them, I had to make them. So she got out the recipe and had me follow it and make the cookies. Of course, as a kid my attention span was short, so I made one tray and that was all I need. Mom finished up the rest. To this day, I still hate baking trays and trays of cookies. But it gave me the bug to start making things on my own. I seem to have a knack for doing it and I really enjoy creating in the kitchen. My favorite thing is making Sunday dinner. It is rare that a Sunday will go by that I’m not making a big meal. My best dishes (and experiments) and usually reserved for that day. So for those that know me, if you are in the area give me a call – I always have plenty to share!

A friend reminded me of this the other day so I thought I’d share it. This is incredibly simple, yet so very good. It’s great for a party or just as a snack or dessert. Anyone can make this and if you have kids it is also something that they could do. Enjoy!

Caramel Apple Dip

8 oz. cream cheese, softened

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla

apples

Beat the cream cheese in a bowl with an electric mixer (or stand mixer) until smooth. Add brown sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until smooth and fluffy. Scrape into a serving bowl. Cut a couple of apples, remove core, and slice into 12 or more pieces. Serve apples with dip.  (Note: if apples are to stay out for a while and not eaten right away, you can put a little orange juice in a bowl and toss the apple slices with the orange juice. This will prevent any immediate browning.)

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