Last week when I walked into Dillon's, it felt like fall to me. They had a big pile of pumpkins in the front of the store, and big pots of beautiful mums. I started my usual round of the store and headed to the produce section and there they were...my favorite Honeycrisp apples! They are only available for a limited time, but they will keep really well in your crisper drawer. If you have never had a Honeycrisp apple you have got to try one. They are the right amount of crisp, juicy and sweet. They are a fantastic eating apple, but they are also great for your fall baking. Here is a recipe for a Toffee Apple Dip that my family likes in the fall. There are many versions of this dip but this is our favorite. Hope you enjoy it also!
Toffee Apple Dip
1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened (I used light)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon (a pinch) of nutmeg
3/4 cup English Toffee Bits (I used Heath brand, all they had were the Milk Chocolate Toffee Bits and my kids loved it!)
Apple slices for dipping
Place softened cream cheese in mixing bowl. Add brown sugar, white sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Beat with a mixer until smooth. Stir in toffee bits. Serve with apple slices.
Cook's note: If you want to keep the apples from turning brown mix with some lemon juice or give them a quick soak in pineapple juice.
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