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Caramel Apple Pie Dip

Total Time: 15 mins

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.

Ingredients for Caramel Apple Pie Dip

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.

  • 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: No matter what you use make sure it is thick and jammy.
  • 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.
Ingredients: Cream cheese, whipped cream, powdered sugar, apple pie filling, caramel, and peanuts.

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 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!
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins
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); divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 20 ounces apple pie filling*; 1 can
  • 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.

Video

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. 
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By Elizabeth Swoish on October 27th, 2022

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