Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back-to-school caramel apple dip recipe: Save room for dessert

With back-to-school days come every mother's concern of packing nutritious and delicious school lunches. Before we started homeschooling our son, we had to deal with school lunch rules which were invented and enforced with the same kind of gusto displayed by Seinfeld's "Soup Nazi." On the banished list were all types of desserts. Not a single cookie was allowed. Not a single Hershey's Kiss - even on Valentine's Day!

We were, however, allowed to pack a fruit, and this caramel apple dip was always able to pass under the radar thanks to that wholesome apple which accompanied it. Our son and his friends loved the yummy goodness; the mothers loved that they were eating those apples while still getting a little treat in disguise.

Each Wednesday, I'm hosting Save Room for Dessert at The Krazy Kitchen, so please do join me there tomorrow to submit your own great dessert recipe posts.

Bon appetit,

Caramel Apple Dip Recipe
8 oz. cream cheese (1 package)
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/2 cup chopped nuts (omit for schools allergic to nuts!)

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in nuts. Serve with apple slices. Can also go well with pears. Great for parties too!


  1. The perfect recipe for the fall apple harvest. And so easy too! Thanks for sharing with us! And thanks for featuring my Chocolate Pecan Pie this week! It is one of my family's favorites! :)

  2. That dip sounds so yummy!!! Perfect way to kick off the Autumn season coming!

  3. Oh yum! I can't wait til apple season now.
    Thanks for featuring me on Save Room for Dessert.

  4. This is a must try and soon - so yummy! It will be great for Halloween get togethers too!

  5. Wow, cream cheese! I am definitely going to try this.

  6. Thank you all for your comments and recipes!

    Mama Zen: Loved your post "Bottled water and air kiss." So appropriate with my post here today about school lunch rules.

  7. oh yum, yum, yum! This recipe brings back childhood memories of eating (very messily) those gorgeous, glistening brown caramel apples! ~roz

  8. This is too good to be true as most of your stuff is. Come by Comfy Cook please.

    I looked for you today at KK but could not find you.


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