Tailgate Caramel Apple Dip

"Great for all types of fresh apples, and quick to make. Have some of this after you go picking apples at the orchard!"
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  • Place butter, brown sugar, corn syrup, and condensed milk in a saucepan and heat over medium heat, stirring to dissolve sugar, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir un the vanilla, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Pour into a serving bowl.
  • Serve with sliced, cored apples (this recipe is enough for about 6 medium).

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  1. GingerlyJ
    This was good, but bordering on too sweet
  2. Give it to Rose, she eats anything
    Sooooo good and so easy! You already have this stuff in your kitchen so you can throw it together in a flash. I used 1c sugar and 1/2 c corn syrup. I was taking it to a party and had to stop myself at one apple because I could just keep eating it. Someone had an apple pie at the party and I drizzled this stuff over the top and it was AMAZING! So, for Thanksgiving, have this on hand to drizzle over pies, ice cream or whipped cream. You'll be a rock star! Yummy!
  3. Chef TanyaW
    Great recipe... I agree just a tad too sweet as a couple others have said (hence the 4 stars). I think I'll cut the brown sugar by 1/3 next time. So good to have an excellent recipe that I can work with and modify to my liking. As a couple other reviewers said, I cooked and stirred closer to 10 minutes until I felt it wasn't at all grainy. The kids devour apples with this caramel... everyone loves it! : )
  4. erisvc
    This tasted wonderful. I did have issues with the condensed milk separating - don't know if maybe I didn't cook it long enough? The dip looked very unappealing after the separation, although I was able to (more or less) stir the milk back in. Also, unless you're making enough for 20-30 people, you might want to cut the recipe in half.
  5. Debbiesuer
    Super, the best ever!


  1. Lynn 2574
    Outstanding! I live in Washington... apple country... and always have tons of them given to us in the Fall. I love the caramel dip in the stores, but it's so expensive. So, I decided to try this. I used margarine instead of butter (it was all I had on hand), and put in the pan cold. I added the brown sugar (used just shy of the 1 1/2 cups), milk, and corn syrup. I set my stove to med-low, and mixed. I let the margarine melt into the mix slowly, and just stirred pretty consistently. Once the margarine was melted in, the sugar LOOKED incorporated, but I tasted it, and it was gritty in texture. I kept on stirring, and tasted occasionally. After about 15 minutes (from start), the mixture was silky smooth. I dirtied several spoons, but it was worth it! This is wonderful. It filled a 4 Cup bowl.


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