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Caramel Apple Pie Dip

5 from 11 votes
Time: 15 minutes
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This Caramel Apple Pie Dip is a quick, easy, no-bake recipe perfect for fall entertaining. It is fluffy cheesecake topped with apple pie filling, rich caramel, and slightly salty peanuts. This 6 ingredient dip is everything you love about apple pie, without all the work.

You’ll also want my Pie Crust Cookies, they complete this recipe!

Caramel Apple Pie Dip served with nilla wafers, mini rice cakes, and apples.

This Caramel Apple Pie Dip stuffs together three of the best things: apple pie, caramel apples, and no bake cheesecake! Literally everyone raves about this dip and asks me to bring it to every party and holiday in the fall.

It makes me happy because it is quick to whip together and contains mostly store-bought ingredients… a definite WIN-WIN kind of dessert dip.

For more pie dips you have got to try my viral Pecan Pie Dip, Chocolate Peanut Butter Pie Dip, or Pumpkin Pie Dip. I also have a Cranberry Pie Dip that is great for making with leftover cranberry sauce. And for the holidays you can serve this gorgeous Gingerbread Pie Dip for Christmas!

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Ingredients for Caramel Apple Pie Dip

  • Cream Cheese: Make sure you are using full fat cream cheese that is at room temperature.
  • Whipped Cream or Cool Whip: This gives you dip the light and fluffiness it needs.
  • Powdered Sugar: Don’t skip this, it adds stability and a tiny bit of sweetness.
  • Apple Pie Filling: Feel free to use store-bought or homemade, just make sure it is thick and jammy. If you’re looking for a homemade recipe, I like this apple pie filling.
  • Caramel: Bring it to room temperature first. If it is too cold it won’t spread, and if it is too warm it’ll melt the layers beneath it.
  • Peanuts: These add a wonderful nutty, saltiness to the dip. Feel free to omit.

Just a quick note, I like to use store-bought ingredients because it makes this recipe even easier. Feel free to sub out any of the following with homemade.

Ingredients: Cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar, apple pie filling, caramel, and peanuts.

Equipment Needed:

  • Serving Dish. I used a shallow rectangle dish, it is an 8×6. Anything similar will work great for this apple pie dip.
  • Hand Mixer with the beater attachment for making a super creamy cheesecake layer. I love my 9 speed pro whisk from KitchenAid (not sponsored).

How To Make Caramel Apple Pie Dip

The recipe card below will have more details, this is a short summary for you to review.

  1. Make the No Bake Cheesecake Layer. Whip together the cream cheese, whipped cream, and powdered sugar using a stand mixer or hand mixer. It should be completely incorporated and fluffy.
    • NOTE: If it is chunky, this means you need to whip the mixture longer. If after several minutes it still will not come together, this means the cream cheese was too cold. Unfortunately it cannot be fixed at this point but will still taste good.
  2. Construct the Caramel Apple Pie Dip. In a serving dish layer the no bake cheesecake, apple pie filling, caramel, and peanuts (if you want them).
  3. Cover and Refrigerate. I recommend letting it rest overnight because it helps the flavors to develop together and deepen. But, the minimum refrigerator time is 30 minutes.
  4. Serve with Dippers. I list a few in the next section that I absolutely love with this.

The Best Dippers for Pie Dip

There are infinite amounts of dippers out there, but here are a few of my favorites:

  • Pie Crust Cookies (here is my recipe you have to have!)
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Mini Rice Cakes (caramel or cinnamon apple)
  • Fruit (sliced apples, grapes, pears, etc.)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cookies and Shortbreads
  • Pretzels
Hand dipping out of the Caramel Apple Pie Dip

3 Tips for Serving Caramel Apple Pie Dip

This recipe is my favorite to serve during the holidays and at fall time parties because everyone loves it so much. It has so many delicious elements and it is a unique recipe. Here are a few tips to make serving this caramel apple dip a breeze!

  1. Make More Than You Think You Need- This recipe yields 4 cups of dip which will feed 16 people (a 1/4 cup serving each). Doubling the recipe will feed 30-32 people and tripling 46- 48 people. Most people take a larger serving size so I always double the recipe.
  2. Choose The Right Serving Dish- There is nothing worse than all the “good stuff” getting scooped away by the people before you. Avoid this by using a large shallow serving dish. Layered dips serve so much better this way and everyone gets everything in the dip.
  3. Have Lots of Dipper Options- When choosing your dippers, have at least 3 if not more, and make sure they are different in texture and flavor. For example: Include 1 fruit, 1 crunchy option, 1 unique option, and 1 sweeter option (pear slices, mini rice cakes, pie crust cookies, and butter shortbreads).
Part of the dip eaten and each layer revealed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

Can I make Caramel Apple Pie Dip ahead of time?

Yes, it can be made up to 2 days before you are serving it. Just make the recipe as normal and stored it covered (in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap) in the refrigerator. If you are storing it in the refrigerator longer than overnight, I recommend wrapping the top in plastic wrap and then placing the whole dish in a large airtight container.

How long does Caramel Apple Pie Dip last?

If stored properly (refrigerated in an airtight container or covered in plastic wrap), it will last up to 4 days. I do not recommend freezing because once it thaws it has an odd flavor and clumpy texture.

Can I use reduced fat, fat free, or sugar free ingredients in this recipe?

I do not recommend using anything other than full fat cream cheese because it will alter the flavor and texture of the dip. As for the other ingredients, feel free to swap them out for healthier options (sugar free caramel, fat free Cool Whip, etc.). Just keep in mind the flavor will differ from the written recipe.

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Caramel Apple Pie Dip served with a red enamel spoon ready to serve. Dippers and more peanuts on the side.

Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Elizabeth Swoish
This 6 ingredient Caramel Apple Pie Dip is layers of delicious fall flavor. Best part, it is quick and easy to make, requires no baking, and is the ultimate dessert dip. Everyone will be begging for more of this!
5 from 11 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dessert, Snack
Servings 16 (1/4 cup each)
Calories 187 kcal

INGREDIENTS
 
 

  • 8 ounces cream cheese - softened to room temperature
  • 4 ounces whipped cream - Cool Whip or homemade
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 20 ounces apple pie filling - *
  • 1 cup caramel - room temperature
  • ½ cup lightly salted peanuts

INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • In a medium sized bowl whip together the softened cream cheese, whipped cream (Cool Whip), and powdered sugar until light and fluffy (about 3 to 4 minutes).
  • Into a serving dish, spread out the cream cheese mixture.
    Dip layer 1- no bake cheesecake
  • Top with apple pie filling.
    Dip layer 2- apple pie filling
  • Top with caramel.
    Dip layer 3- caramel
  • Sprinkle peanuts over the top and refrigerate for 30 minutes to overnight.
    Dip layer 4- peanuts
  • Serve cold with dippers.

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RECIPE NOTES

Storing Information:

  • Refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • Make ahead- up to two days before serving it.
  • I do not recommend freezing this Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Dipper Ideas:

  • Pie Crust Cookies (here is my recipe you have to have!)
  • Nilla Wafers
  • Mini Rice Cakes (caramel or cinnamon apple)
  • Fruit (sliced apples, grapes, pears, etc.)
  • Graham Crackers
  • Cookies and Shortbreads
  • Pretzels

Serving Tips:

  • Most people take a larger serving size so you may need to double the recipe. It makes 4 cups of dip which will feed 16 people (a 1/4 cup serving each). Doubling the recipe will feed 30-32 people and tripling 46-48 people. 
  • Using a large shallow serving dish. Layered dips serve so much better this way and everyone gets everything in the dip.
  • Have at least 3 varieties of dippers, if not more, and make sure they are different in texture and flavor. 

Metric conversions are calculated automatically. I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information.

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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 27th, 2022
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15 thoughts on “Caramel Apple Pie Dip”

  1. You are so kind answering my questions in such a timely fashion. I shall take your suggestions and decide what size pan to use. I wish I had your creative talents—your recipes sound exceptional. Again, thank you (I probably will have to ask you for help for your other recipes). Lore

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  2. I I do want to make your Caramel Apple Pie Dip; however, I need your advice. You mentioned to place the dip in a “large, shallow serving dish”. I do not know what dimensions constitute a large, shallow serving dish. The recipe says there will be 4 cups of dip. May I use an 8×8 inch square pan, a 9×9 inch square pan, a 10 inch round pie tin? I am limited in the number of bake ware pans I own.
    I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you would consider giving me.

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    • Hi Lore,
      I used an 8×6 dish. So I think an 8×8 or a 9×9 would be perfect. And yes, you could even use a 10 inch pie tin. You really can’t go wrong.
      Please come back and let me know how it turns out!
      ~Elizabeth

  3. 5 stars
    I made this dip for a party, and it disappeared within minutes. It’s like eating a slice of caramel apple pie without the fuss. So yummy!

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  4. 5 stars
    Saw this on Instagram, and it’s amazing! Caramel Apple Pie Dip is a no-bake delight—Easy, cozy, and only six ingredients. Cant wait to make it again on the holidays.

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  5. 5 stars
    Just yesterday I saw an IG reel featuring this apple pie dip, and it looked so good I made it this morning. Did not disappoint! Cream cheesy caramel goodness with salty nuts and sweet spiced apples make this good enough to eat with a spoon all by itself. Loved how quickly it came together, too.

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  6. 5 stars
    When I saw this on Instagram I knew I had to try it! Definitely lives up to expectations… It’ll be perfect for my holiday parties this fall.

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  7. 5 stars
    Wow, this Caramel Apple Pie Dip is a game-changer for fall parties! I made it for a gathering last weekend, and it was the star of the dessert table. Can’t wait to make this again this season!

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  8. 5 stars
    This recipe was a hit! I made it for our football group of friends and they all wanted the recipe! I served it in a shallow pan like you suggested with graham crackers, chocolate and apples! It was gone before halftime! I’ll be making it for our Fall festival at church too! Thank you!

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  9. 5 stars
    This dip was awesome for a movie night at home, I quickly made it and couldn’t believe was tasty it was. I had pears in the fridge that I mixed in there too which made this magical dip nice and savoury.

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  10. 5 stars
    This is my favorite dessert dip! The salty peanuts and sweet caramel apple pie flavors are a perfect complement to each other.

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  11. 5 stars
    We had some friends come over last night, so I made this since I was looking for an easy dessert. Wow, this was such a hit! It was really fun for something different too. I think I’ll have to save this for Thanksgiving as well. Love those fall flavors.

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  12. 5 stars
    I just whipped up this apple pie dip, and it was so easy. I like the sweet/salty contrast with the salted nuts. This recipe is perfect for sharing.

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