This post first appeared on Real Housemoms where I am a contributor.
Get all the Fall feels with this 5-minute Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip! Crazy easy to make and perfect for sharing!
Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert. Well, it’s tied with chocolate chip cookies. Who can say no to those?! I love all kinds of cheesecake – bars, dips, or a big slice of New York Style Cheesecake are all a big YES from me – but today we’re making dip!
My caramel apple cheesecake dip is guaranteed to make you weak in the knees! It’s super easy to make and you can prep it ahead of time. This dip tastes best after resting, but if you’re in a hurry it’s good to go as soon as you’re done mixing too!
I used to be obsessed with the apple chimi cheesecake at Applebee’s. Remember that one? It’s been years since I’ve has that creamy, apple cinnamon goodness and I get cravings! Add a scoop of ice cream, just like I do with this Apple Pecan Bread Pudding, for the ultimate indulgent dessert!
To pay homage to one of my favorite restaurant desserts of all time, I whipped up a batch of no bake cheesecake dip that’s going to give you ALL the Fall feels!
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip Ingredients
- Apple pie filling
- Cream cheese
- Caramel sauce
- Vanilla extract
- Powdered sugar
- Ground cinnamon
Super simple stuff here friends.
If you don’t have ready-made apple pie filling available, you could make cinnamon roasted apples or homemade pie filling instead. Just be sure to cook the apples until their nice and soft, but not falling apart. Then let the apples cool before adding them to the dip. You don’t want them to melt the cream cheese.
How to Make Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
- Start by adding the apple pie filling, cream cheese, caramel sauce, and vanilla to a mixing bowl. Then grab your hand mixer and blend everything together. This will take about 1 to 2 minutes. You’ll use your hand mixer to chop up the apples as you blend.
- Once the wet ingredients are ready, go ahead and add in the powdered sugar and cinnamon. Then blend that together until it’s all mixed up. If you like your dip sweeter you can add more powdered sugar to your taste.
- Now all you need to do is transfer your dip to a serving bowl.
- At this point, you can serve the dip as is. Or you can cover it and let it hang out in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour to let the flavors marry together and the dip set up a bit. It’ll be somewhat loose after mixing, so I like to let it firm up some.
Now, if you’d like to get a little fancy with your dip, you can drizzle some more caramel sauce over the top. If you want to go next level, sprinkle on some chopped nuts and diced apples too!
I used a sundae nut blend, but I would recommend sticking with chopped pecans or walnuts. The peanut flavor in the sundae blend really popped out and I think a subtler option would be better.
That bowl of deliciousness up there is everything! While I’m generally a cheesecake traditionalist, this dip will get everyone on board. It’s creamy, with a hint of cinnamon that’s amazing with the apples and caramel.
If you’re making this dip ahead of time, I would wait to dice and add the fresh apples on top. That way they won’t turn brown. But if you need to prep everything in advance, just toss the cut up apples in a little lemon juice and garnish your dip. It’ll keep the apple from browning and add a little zing to the dip flavor.
You are going to LOVE these other no bake desserts!
- Blueberry Cheesecake
- Chocolate Lasagna
- Strawberry Lemonade Pie
- Orange Icebox Cake
- Cream Cheese Pumpkin Pie
- More dessert recipes
Caramel Apple Cheesecake Dip
- 2 tablespoons caramel sauce
- 1 tablespoon nuts chopped
- 1/2 apple diced
- Add apple pie filling, cream cheese, caramel, and vanilla into a medium mixing bowl.
- Use a hand mixer to cream everything together for 1 to 2 minutes. Use the mixer to help chop the apples into small pieces.
- Add the powdered sugar and cinnamon, and then mix until combined.
- Transfer the dip to a serving bowl. Top with a drizzle of caramel, chopped nuts, and some diced apple if desired.
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour to let the flavors blend and the dip set up a bit. We like dipping graham crackers, nilla wafers, or sliced apples in this dip.
- If you need this dip ASAP, you can serve it as soon as you're done mixing everything together. But it tastes better if you let it rest for a little while first.
- This recipe makes 4 cups of dip, yielding sixteen 1/4 cup servings.