Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

My kids LOVE apples. They probably eat at least one every day, and I usually don’t mind since it’s a healthier snack. It does mean I buy several bags each week, but I’m okay with that. 😉

Along with apples, my kids LOVE Caramel Apple Dip. I rarely buy it but when I do they kids are so excited to have it with their apples. So when I saw a recipe from Betty Crocker on Pinterest for a Homemade Caramel Apple Dip, I knew I had to give it a try. I, myself, love Caramel Apple Dip and was so excited to finally learn how to make it myself.

Delicious Homemade Caramel Apple Dip { lilluna.com }

The recipe was fairly easy to do, but it’s one that needs to be followed exactly. Also, as it’s heating up it’s important to keep an eye on it the whole time. I burned the first batch because I left the room for a minute, and then I was too careful and took it off too early the second time. Third time’s a charm I guess. That time I actually stayed right over the pan and made sure I was paying attention and it turned out perfect! 😀
Homemade Caramel Apple Dip
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 TB light corn syrup
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • 1 TB sour cream
  • ¾ tsp. coarse sea salt
  1. In a pot, combine sugar, corn syrup and water over medium-high (mine was on medium) heat - DO NOT STIR.
  2. Cook for about 10 minutes or until the sugar turns a dark caramel color.
  3. Keep it on the heat and add the remaining ingredients. Whisk until smooth.
  4. Pour into a heatproof container and serve with sliced apples.

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - 1

{Heat until it’s a dark caramel color}

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - 2

{Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth}


Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - YUM! { lilluna.com }

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip recipe


It seriously turned out so yummy! We let it cool down a bit, but it tasted best warm. We still have some left in the fridge that we’ll be heating up to pour over some ice cream this week. :)

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Behind the Scenes - Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

{The kids dug right in the second I was done with the photo shoot! I grabbed my camera to get a pic and told Lily not to pose, but to just keep eating. This is what I got – silly girl!}

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 7 to 6 months) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    I know my kids would love this!!
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  2. 3

    Mmmmmm…I am making this for sure! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5

    That looks so yummy! Question for you – how do you know if corn syrup is of the High-Fructose variety or is it all High-Fructose?
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    • 6

      Hmmm, not exactly sure but I would assume it’s listed on the front label. :/

      • 7

        LOL I’m glad I’m not the only one who is unsure about this. There are so many amazing recipes that call for Corn Syrup and I have never known if it contains HFS.
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        • 8

          This was a great question, one that got me thinking, and made me go pull my syrup out of the pantry to see… I have one that is “light” and it lists HFC as its second ingredient. I have another bottle, this one is a Karo brand, that is not “light” (as in lower calories, not color) — and no HFCs. I decided to check the Karo website and see what they had to say… (they actually had my very question listed as a FAQ! This is copied and pasted right off their website…)

          “Q: Do any of Karo’s Corn Syrup products used in baking that are sold in retail stores contain high fructose corn syrup?

          A: No. When Karo was first introduced in 1902, it contained 0 grams of high fructose corn syrup. Like the original, all Karo Corn Syrup products used in baking that you can purchase today contain 0 grams of high fructose corn syrup. Karo will never add high fructose corn syrup to current consumer products or introduce new corn syrup products containing high fructose corn syrup.”

          Anyway, HFC isn’t corn syrup… They use corn syrup and chemically alter it to make HFC but corn syrup itself isn’t bad.

          Hope that helps! :) Can’t wait to try the caramel…my kids are going to *love* it! (Who am I kidding? Mommy is going to love it too!)

    • 10

      found this article which explains the difference very well.

  4. 11

    We are addicted to apples around here, too! I have yet to make some caramel dip this fall but I think you’ve just motivated me! Thanks for sharing your recipe, Kristyn…and your little helpers are too cute! :)
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    • 12

      Thanks, Samantha! You’re so sweet! You should definitely give them a try – they were SOOOO good! 😀 Hope all is well. XO

  5. 13

    I am excited to try this recipe out this weekend for our party…thanks!

    Do you think it would be fine to leave this in a low-temp mini crockpot to stay warm during the party? I want to make sure it doesn’t burn, but at the same time it would be FAB to have it all warmed up at our caramel apple bar…

    Thanks for any advice!
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  6. 16

    Why is this called CARAMEL dip when there are NO caramels in them?

  7. 18

    Could you please tell me how much this makes and how long you can safely keep it? Have you ever thought about sealing the jar to give as s gift?

  8. 19

    I’ve always read that caramel was made from brown sugar, yet this recipe just says “sugar” which I assume means white sugar. Is that correct? Or should I use Brown?

  9. 20

    Hi, your recipe for the caramel apple dip looks/sounds divine! I’m wanting to try making my own caramel, & am wondering if using full fat milk would be ok instead of heavy cream??? :)
    Thanks :)

  10. 21
    Rhonda K from Ma. :

    Thanks Kristyn for this recipe! Love caramel! This is a crazy question and with kids you may not have the answer, because it is probably gone before you could find out, but how long would this keep in the fridge?

  11. 22

    What do TB stand for on the sour cream?

  12. 24

    this looks so easy but I have a quest do you need sour cream in it ?

  13. 25

    This recipe for caramel apple dip looks delicious! Can it be canned for long term storage?

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