Four ingredient caramel dip cooks up quick and tastes amazing – you will never want to use store-bought dips again for dipping apples. Make a family tradition of apple tastings in the fall with this incredible dip – your family will look forward to it each year!
One of the most popular fall recipes here at An Oregon Cottage is Homemade Caramel Apple Dip – and it always sees a lot of traffic during the fall and winter months. I’ve been experimenting with using less sugar in a lot of our tried and true recipes, though, as we work to cut down on sugar in our diet. And I’m excited to share this update with you because it’s just as amazing as the original and I learned a great lesson: we can be satisfied with less sugar while still enjoy treats.
Attempting to mess with one of our family’s favorite once-or-twice-a-year-recipes (and a memory-maker, since we still love to hold our annual apple tasting each fall) came with a couple of rules, though:
- Since it is a special treat, it had to taste just as good with less sugar.
- If it didn’t, we weren’t going to suffer through yuckiness just to have less sugar – ’cause, sheesh, it’s only a once-a-year thing.
So I cut the sugar and honey in half and served it to my family. And guess what?
No one noticed a difference. I had to tell them and they still couldn’t tell (though I thought the dip wasn’t quite as creamy, which didn’t bother me).
You know what I’m learning more and more through these experiments to lessen the sugar in some of our favorite recipes? It’s easy, and most of the time we can’t. tell. a. difference.