Cream Cheese Apple Dip

I am looking forward to apple picking season! Even though we eat apples year-round, there is something special about picking fresh apples in the fall. We love making this sweet cream cheese apple dip for parties or play dates – or Friday afternoons! It’s one of my go-to potluck recipes that is a hit with kids and adults, and someone always asks me for the recipe. Luckily, it is so simple that I have it memorized for easy sharing!

Cream cheese apple dip

Cream Cheese Apple Dip

Cream cheese apple dip takes only 4 basic ingredients and comes together in a flash. Slice up a few apples and enjoy! Tart varieties of apples are especially tasty with this sweet dip.


  • 8-oz package of cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and mix until creamy. Chill for a few hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld. Enjoy with sliced apples or other fruit.

Optional: Stir in a handful of chopped nuts or mini chocolate chips.

An electric hand-mixer makes quick work of this recipe. In fact, this is a great recipe for practicing with the hand-mixer. It doesn’t splatter much and is easy to mix, especially if the cream cheese is room temperature. My 2-year-old also loves packing the brown sugar into the measuring cup with a spoon. As you can see, my little guy is an enthusiastic helper!

Making apple dip with toddlers

If I’m making this apple dip for a big group, I usually double the recipe. It holds up well in the fridge, if you have any leftover, and I think it tastes even better the next day. This dip also makes a delicious frosting for apple or pumpkin muffins – yum!

Simple cream cheese apple dip

Kids can’t get enough dips? Try this chocolate yogurt dip or pumpkin pie yogurt dip for your next snack time.

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