Monday, July 11, 2011

Caramel Apple Dip

 
This past week, one of my best friends Lisa came up to visit from Florida! Lisa and I met when we waitressed at a local family restaurant during college. She moved away to Florida about four years ago to follow her dream of becoming a teacher and living near the beach! Since then, we make every effort to see each other at least once a year! 


Lisa is probably one of the most easy-going and selfless person I know! She is like a breath of fresh air; always positive, always laughing, and always finding the good in people. Oh how I miss her!!!


Even though we don't get to spend as much time together as we used to, each reunion feels like we've never skipped a beat! They are just as fun, if not funner, then the times before and I love making new memories with her and our friend      Aly. You all met Aly a few months ago when I made her Orange Cupcakes. I seriously couldn't imagine my left without them! 

This past week we cooked out at Aly's place, had lunch at the lake, had a sleepover at my place, and walked along the streets of Newport, RI. Aly introduced us to a fabulous market in Worcester, MA called Ed Hyder's Mediterranean Marketplace. Their store is full of all kinds of Mediterranean specialties. We picked up two bags of goodies for our cookout including marinated beef, lamb, and chicken kebobs, homemade hummus and tabbouleh, a tomato and feta orzo salad, and an assortment of olives.

What we didn't pick up was dessert, so Lisa offered to make her Caramel Apple Dip! Let me tell you her dip was fantastic! It tastes just like a caramel apple! Thank god it is served with apples, seeing we ate soooo much of it!

Caramel Apple Dip
recipe from Lisa G.
serves 8 to 10 people
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened
3/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 package toffee chips
5 apples, we used granny smith 
lemon juice

Beat cream cheese, sugars, and vanilla together with an electric mixer. Fold in toffee bits and refrigerate until ready to serve. Slice apples and toss with a sprinkle of lemon juice to prevent browning.

always having a good time...always!

Lisa and I at my wedding! Her speech made us all cry!

getting ready for Aly's wedding :)

23 comments:

Tina @flourtrader said...

You two make a great team! Nothing like spending some quality time with a long distance friend. I really like the dip, mainly because of the texture. Way better that just thick caramel. Yum!

Lindsay @ Pinch of Yum said...

Where do you live? That last picture looks like a very familiar golf course... And this dip looks like something I need to get familiar with! YUM!

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

I've made this dip before and it really is addictive! We love it.

Sandra said...

:)) Awesome photos!!!! Looks like you have fun time!! Your dip looks and sounds perfect, something that even kids would enjoy!!!!

Lindselicious said...

Oooh this dip sounds so good! I think I have a bag of toffee somewhere in my closet too. Thanks for sharing your fun weekend and awesome dip!

briarrose said...

Caramel and toffee pieces...I am so there. Excellent dip.

Christine's Pantry said...

Nothing like spending some quality time with a friend.

Dip sounds wonderful!

Yasmeen said...

Cute photos! And I love the dip idea. I would have thought of apples dipped in caramel, but why not combine both? Great idea.

Cassie @ Bake Your Day said...

Cute photos, love the addition of the toffee chips to the caramel!

Wilde in the Kitchen said...

This dip looks so good and your photos are so cute! I love it!

Sabrina said...

thank you all for you wonderful comments!

@lindsay - I live in MA and her wedding was at Indian Meadows Golf Club in Westborough

Holly said...

Mmmm! Just bookmarked this!

Pam said...

That dip is a big hit with my family too.

Elyse @The Cultural Dish said...

YES!! I've been dying for this recipe! A woman I know made this at a christmas party and said she would write the recipe down for me, but I never saw her again! :( Thank you for sharing this!

Peggy said...

You guys looks so cute! It's always great to catch up with friends, and I love how you guys vow to see eachother at least once a year! And this caramel apple dip sounds simply to-die-for!!

Adora's Box said...

What a lovely, lovely dip. It is fun to dig in while having a long chat.

Jill @ Dulce Dough said...

Sounds like a wonderful time and this dip sounds so good! Cream cheese and toffee chips? Yum!

Vicki Bensinger said...

First of all I have to say that is the greatest story. It's wonderful to have friends like that. Cherish them always!

This caramel apple dip sounds incredible. When I first read it I thought you were going to heat all of it up to melt the toffee chips and then chill but this is easier and what could be better. I agree, thank goodness for the apples otherwise our hips would really have something to worry about.

I can't wait to try this recipe. My kids and hubby will love it.

The Farmers Wife said...

Oh yummy goodness!! I really love this recipe, we're always eating apples and I love having a good dip to go with, will most def. be trying this one!

Kelly said...

Mmm this recipe looks delicious and what fantastic pictures!! :)

Erin said...

This sounds wonderful! Love good friends! My best friend from 4th grade is coming to visit this weekend - can't wait!!

grace said...

no apples required. :)

Maggie @ Vittles and Bits said...

This dip looks so amazing!! There's nothing better than good friends... except when they can cook haha! You ladies are so adorable together!!

 

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