Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip (3 Ingredient 3 Minute Recipe)

Published June 6, 2012. Updated March 25, 2024

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Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip is a quick combination of whipped cream cheese, caramel topping, and crushed graham crackers, making the absolute BEST dip for apples (and anything else you can dream up). 

The ultimate apple dip! It’s rich, it’s sweet, it’s tangy and it’s the perfect compliment to fresh apples. Sure to be a crowd favorite and you’ll love how easy it is to make!

Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip

Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip

I wanted a simple dip for my apple one day and caramel apples are one of my favorite desserts, as is cheesecake, so I thought I may as well combine them all into one quick and ridiculously simple dip.

To say this dip is good is speaking much too lightly. I’m totally in love with it! It makes a great last minute treat for a party because, really it can be made in just a few minutes (and if you have an apple slicer things are almost too easy).

I almost always have cream cheese on hand, since it’s such a great ingredient for sweet and savory dishes. Caramel topping may not be a regular ingredient in your house, but the good news is that jars of caramel topping are shelf stable and easy to keep on hand. Graham cracker crusts are easy to buy and save time, but you can also use a food processor to crush graham crackers into tiny pieces for dipping.

Serve it with your favorite kind of apples (I think it would also be delicious with bananas and maybe a drizzling of chocolate mmm) and enjoy!

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Caramel Cheesecake Apple Dip (3 Ingredient 3 Minute Recipe)

The ultimate apple dip! It's rich, it's sweet, it's tangy and it's the perfect compliment to fresh apples. Sure to be a crowd favorite and you'll love how easy it is to make!
Servings: 10
Prep5 minutes
Ready in: 5 minutes


  • 2 (8 oz) pkg cream cheese, chilled
  • 1 cup caramel ice cream topping, chilled (I used Hershey's in the glass jar)
  • 1 store bought graham cracker pie crust, crumbled


  • Place cream cheese in a mixing bowl and using an electric mixer, whip cream cheese until smooth and fluffy for about 1 minute. Stir in caramel ice cream topping. 
  • Break graham cracker pie crust into pieces and place pieces in a ziploc bag, then seal bag and using a rolling pin crush graham cracker crust pieces until finely broken (there should no longer be chunks).
  •  Serve with apple slices. Dip apple slices into caramel cheesecake dip then into broken graham cracker crust. Store cheesecake dip in refrigerator up to one week.


  • Note: this dip is also delicious with a bit of cinnamon (about 1/4 tsp) and a few dashes of nutmeg mixed in.

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  • Allie

    Thank you so much for this recipe, it’s one of my go-to quick desserts now! Love it! Thank you for all the time and energy you put into this website, for people you may not ever meet. Bless you!! – Allie :)

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’m so glad you liked it Allie! Thanks for your comment and thanks for the thanks :)!

  • Kaaey

    I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong, but I followed the directions exactly- 2 8oz blocks of cream cheese, whipped them, then tried to stir in the caramel topping, but the cream cheese and the topping aren’t really mixing and I’m ending up with a soupy, cottage-cheese-like consistency. It doesn’t look anything like the peanut-butter-consistency you show in the photos. I’ve tried whipping it more to get it to mix but it’s still not working- very clumpy. The cream cheese and the caramel topping (Hershey’s, just like you recommended) aren’t mixing well. Any thoughts??

    It still tastes good, btw, it’s just that the texture is a little bit off.

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      I’d make sure that the cream cheese is really fluffy before adding the caramel topping – next time you could maybe even begin with whipped cream cheese. Also I’d highly recommend Philadelphia cream cheese as it always seems to be the smoothest. It may also help if you soften it a little next time, just chill before serving. Hope that helps!!

    • Lawcodename

      Make sure that the cream cheese is warmed up to pretty close to room temperature before you mix it. If it’s cold, it chunks up into that cottage cheese texture and doesn’t whip up or blend properly. I hope that helps!

  • Denice

    Can I dip the apples then roll them in the crumbled pie crust and serve them on a tray? I would like to serve them at a bridal shower and I think it would be more convenient already dipped.
    Thank you,

    • Jaclyn

      Jaclyn Bell

      It may slide off after it has sat for a minute, what I’d recommend is getting some of the little clear plastic cups (for like dips and ketchup) and doing individual servings of the dip and maybe just sprinkling the graham cracker over the tops. Hope that helps!

  • restaurant Fort Lauderdale

    It’s looking very yummy! Cream cheese is my favorite type of cheese and I care not for mozzarella and cheddar, or any other kind. Being the biggest fan of cream cheese, I go as far as eating it plain for my meals! I know I would have to cut down on my consumption and your dip gave me good chance to finally try reducing. Thank you for posting.

  • Harmony

    Made this last night to rave reviews. A couple of notes on portions: 19 people (including 3 smaller children) shared this but I think it would serve 12-15 well. I used crushed cinnamon graham crackers and 9 crackers (1 package or 1/3 of a box) were significantly more than needed–I think maybe 6 would do it. And I only cut 6 medium apples into 8ths; we needed at least 8, maybe 10.

    Thanks Jaclyn–we’ll definitely be making this again!

    • Jaclyn

      Yes whipped cream cheese would probably work great – it make it so you could skip the step of whipping the cream cheese until fluffy since it’s already whipped. I hope you love this dip!

    • Jaclyn

      Kelly – I personally don’t like the way that cream cheese freezes/thaws but I would definitely say you may as well give it a shot rather than tossing it =). Glad you enjoyed!