This is Day Four in a 9 day series featuring apples. Click here to start at the beginning of the series!
We have four apple trees in our yard, and each year at least two of them produce abundantly. The apples are tasty and good size, but it isn’t until we get a frost that they get really sweet. So whenever we are hungry for apples early in the season, we like to sweeten them a little bit by serving them with creamy apple dip. This dip is pretty much the easiest treat in the world!! We don’t even keep a formal recipe for it in our family recipe book, which says a lot for its simplicity. 😉
We start with an 8-ounce brick of softened cream cheese. You can use reduced fat cream cheese, or Neufchâtel cheese.
The next ingredient is one cup of brown sugar. Our sister Abigail (from Traveling with Love) cuts the brown sugar down to half a cup, so if you want to lighten this recipe, that is totally acceptable!
The final ingredient is 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You can get creative with this part as well, by adding a few drops of maple or almond extract. Or whatever flavoring you are hungry for today!
Beat it really well.
Keep beating it until there are no lumps of cream cheese or brown sugar.
Perfect! Sublime! Exquisite! Delish.
Spoon the dip into a cute fall dish and serve it with a platter of crisp sliced apples.
Here is the complete recipe!
1 brick (8 ounces) cream cheese (can use reduced fat), softened
1 cup brown sugar (can reduce to 1/2 cup)
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine all ingredients in small bowl and beat until smooth and creamy. Serve with sliced apples. Store leftover dip in refrigerator. Leftovers can be served with graham crackers or oatmeal cookies for an excellent midnight snack.
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~Kerstin, Elisabeth, and Gabrielle