This apple pie dip is like apple pie without the crust! Tender apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon create a delicious apple pie flavor that’s perfect for dipping sweet or savory dippers. This will be your go-to fall dessert dip recipe!
If you love apple pie and you love dessert dips, then you’ve come to the right place. This recipe is both! We love to serve this apple pie dip at fall parties as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings.
Its classic apple pie flavor is great for almost any occasion. The best part is that it comes together so quickly and easily. It only takes a minimal amount of prep and stovetop cooking for a deliciously sweet hot dip that’s sure to be a party favorite.
Why You Will Love This Recipe
- This dessert dip tastes just like apple pie filling. Is there anything more to say!?
- You only need a handful of ingredients, besides the apples and lemon juice, the ingredients are pantry staples.
- This dip is perfect for dipping sweet or salty items.
- Apple pie dip is great party snack or dessert for any potluck or holiday gathering.
- This is a dip easy recipe that requires very little cooking, despite tasting like you made homemade apple pie!
You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and most if not all of them could be in your kitchen right now. Anything you don’t have is one quick trip to the grocery store away.
Everything you need is right here, but you’ll find the exact amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.
- Apples – peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/4-inch cubes. You can use your favorite variety of apples. We love Gala, Honey Crisp, Braeburn, Golden Delicious and Granny Smith (for their tartness!) – feel free to mix apple varieties based on what’s in season.
- Brown Sugar – packed, feel free to use either light or dark
- Granulated Sugar
- Ground cinnamon
- Lemon juice – fresh lemon is always best, however we won’t judge if you use lemon juice concentrate from a squeezie!
How to Make Apple Pie Dip
This recipe only requires a minimal amount of stovetop cooking, and it’s so easy that even beginners can make it. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in just a few minutes.
The highlights for the recipe are right here. You’ll find the exact instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.
1. Chop apples into 1/4″ cubes.
2. Combine all the apple ingredients except the water cornstarch in a mixing bowl.
3. Bring the mixture to a boil in a saucepan, then simmer until the apples are very tender.
4. Remove 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and add cornstarch. Cook until thickened. Enjoy warm with your favorite dippers.
What to Dip in Apple Pie Dip
Of course, you’ll want to dip our homemade cinnamon sugar tortilla chips in this dip. Don’t stop there, though. This dip is also delicious with your other sweet and savory favorites like:
- Butter cookies
- Graham crackers
- Sugar cookies
- Pita chips
- Vanilla wafers
- Homemade churros
How to Store Apple Pie Dip
Refrigerate this dip for up to 5 days in an air-tight container. For longer storage, you can freeze it in an air-tight, freezer-safe container or heavy-duty freezer bag for up to 3 months. As always, we love these containers with locking lids for storing our dips.
To reheat this dip, place contents in a saucepan with a bit of water and cook over medium-low heat until heated through.
Can You Serve Apple Pie Dip Cold
While we love apple pie dip warm (will all the essence of apple pie!), this dip can absolutely be served cold (chilled).
After cooking the apples you’ll want to let them cool completely before putting in the fridge to chill before serving. Be sure to give the apples a really good stir after being refrigerated.
Tips for Making Apple Pie Dip
- Firmer apples will take longer to cook, while softer apples will take less time. Adjust your cooking time accordingly.
- If you use very tart apples like Granny Smith, you may need to add more sugar. Just taste-test it and adjust it to your preference.
- Stir your apple mixture every so often while cooking to avoid sticking.
Apple Pie Dip
- 5 apples medium-sized, peeled, cored, and chopped into ¼ inch cubes.
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 cup water
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the apple cubes, brown sugar, granulated sugar, ground cinnamon, and lemon juice.
- Heat a large skillet or saucepan (with a lid) over medium-high heat. Pour the apple mixture and water into the pan.
- Bring to a boil, then cover the pan with a lid and reduce the heat to medium-low.
- Simmer until the apples are very tender, about 10 minutes (the exact cooking time depends on the apples).
- Remove about ½ cup of the cooking liquid from the pan and whisk in the cornstarch.
- Pour the liquid with the cornstarch back into the apples and stir well. Allow the apples to cook over medium-low heat until thickened.
- Remove cooked apples from the heat. Serve warm with your favorite dippers.