Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

Dips, Dressings, & Sauces · Holidays · October 15, 2013

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

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. πŸ˜‰

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.

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! πŸ˜€

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Homemade Caramel Apple Dip
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  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 - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

MY OTHER RECIPES

{Heat until it’s a dark caramel color}

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

{Add the remaining ingredients and whisk until smooth}

THE RESULT:

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

DELICIOUS-NESS!

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. πŸ™‚

For more Caramel Apple goodness, check out:

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Frosted Gooey Caramel Apple Cookies

Delicious Caramel Apple Nachos - a quick and delicious treat perfect for movie night or your next party. { lilluna.com } Sliced apples covered with caramel, white chocolate, mini chocolate chips, & toffee bits.

Caramel Apple Nachos

How to make Perfect Caramel Apples { lilluna.com } Great tips to get the yummiest & prettiest caramel apple!

Tips on How to Make Perfect Caramel Apples

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Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

{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!}

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip - super easy recipe including butter, sugar, corn syrup, whipping cream, sour cream, and sea salt!! So delicious!

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Deborah

I know my kids would love this!!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I know they will. It was sooo good!! πŸ˜€

Jeannie D

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

    Lil' Luna

    You are welcome!! Let me know how it turns out. πŸ™‚

MultiTestingMom

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?

    Lil' Luna

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

      MultiTestingMom

      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.

        Shannon @ Sugarfoot Park

        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! πŸ™‚ 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!)

    Karen

    found this article which explains the difference very well.
    http://www.thekitchn.com/corn-syrup-vs-highfructose-corn-syrup-there-is-a-difference-196819

Samantha @ Five Heart Home

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! πŸ™‚

    Lil' Luna

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

Mo

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!

    Lil' Luna

    I think it would be fine in a low temperature Crock pot. I would make it as directed and then throw it in the crock pot on low. If it looks like its burning I would just turn off the crock pot. OUrs stayed warm for a good hour after we made it. πŸ™‚

      Mo

      Awesome, thanks so much! I’ll give it a try πŸ™‚

Peggy

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

    Lil' Luna

    Caramel is made up of these ingredients. You do not need Caramels to make caramel apple dip.

rose

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?

Katie

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?

Maria

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??? πŸ™‚
Thanks πŸ™‚

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?

annette

What do TB stand for on the sour cream?

    Debbie

    TB would be tablespoon Annette.

debbie young

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

Tara

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

    Lil' Luna

    I can usually store it for about a month before it usually doesn’t last that long. πŸ˜‰

      jennifer

      can you can this caramel dip for a gift for Christmas?

Cat

This is by far the tastiest homemade caramel sauce I have ever tried!! Absolutely delicious, thank you so much for sharing Kristyn πŸ™‚ I put leftovers into the fridge in an heatproof sealed container, and it turned almost as hard as a store bought candy caramels. Warmed it right back up on medium temp in microwave, 2 – 20 sec intervals, and it was ready to be drizzled or dipped into all over again. Whole Family loved it.

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks so much for letting me know!! We love it, too πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you liked it!! Thanks again!

Joy

This looks so yummy and want to know if this can be canned for gifts for Christmas and I if so how long and if it’s a water bath for 10 mins. ???

    Lil' Luna

    Yes, it can. It could last a couple maybe a few weeks in the fridge. No, it’s cooked on the stove for 10 minutes πŸ™‚ They make great gifts!

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