Caramel Dip for Apples


While I make a lot of my mom’s recipes, there are some that bring me right back to my childhood more than others. She used to make the best nacho dip for chips, which I have yet to recreate myself, and I vividly remember sitting on the pull-out bed from the couch and watching a movie with my siblings while eating it.

This caramel apple dip is another recipe that reminds me a lot of my childhood. I can’t pinpoint a specific memory, but I just remember eating it with fresh apples we had just picked from a nearby apple orchard.

This dip is a sweet, light colored caramel dip that is AMAZING with apples!

Caramel Dip for Apples

1 can sweetened condensed milk

3/4 C light corn syrup

1 C sugar

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 C butter

1 teaspoon vanilla

Bring milk, syrup, sugar and salt to a boil*. Let boil for 2-4 minutes, until everything has mixed together. Remove from heat and then add butter and vanilla. The caramel will be light in color when you are finished!

*there is a difference between a rapid boil and a ‘medium’ boil. Basically, you want the caramel boiling, but at a controlled boil instead of letting it get too hot and turn into a rapid boil

Trust me, serve this at your next get together and it will be a hit! I served it to my friends with small paper ice cream bowls so they could pour some caramel into the bowl, and then set their apples up in it vertically!

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Comments (11)

  1. Holly says
    Posted October 2, 2017

    Mmm sounds delicious! Thanks for sharing 🙂 I am going to have to try this now.

    Holly x

  2. Posted October 2, 2017

    Yum, can’t wait to try making this dip myself. Perfect for apple season!

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  3. Posted October 2, 2017

    Can’t wait to try this!

  4. Posted October 2, 2017

    This looks delicious! We are in full apple picking mode up here in upstate NY so I always need a lot more apple recipes! (my hubby always wants pie!)

  5. Lisa says
    Posted October 2, 2017

    One of my favourite Fall activities is apple picking, and since we’re heading to the orchard this weekend, I’ll definitely give this a try! Thank you for sharing!

  6. Elisabeth says
    Posted October 2, 2017

    This looks incredible!

    xo, Elisabeth

  7. Kim says
    Posted October 2, 2017

    Yum! I loveee a good caramel sauce!

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  8. Carrie says
    Posted October 2, 2017

    Just made this and it’s incredible! Clearly, the apples are just a vehicle for as much delicious caramel sauce as possible. I’m thankful no one is home to witness me licking the bowl! 😉 Thank you for sharing!

  9. Christina Wineka says
    Posted October 16, 2017

    Those apples look delicious! What kind are they?

    Posted October 18, 2017

    This is so good! I’m going to make it for our annual family Halloween party! YUM!!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  11. Kelsey says
    Posted October 11, 2018

    We have a super easy one that is used at our house: one block of cream cheese, a cup of brown sugar and a tablespoon of vanilla!
    So good and easy!