a block of cream cheese with diced, cooked caramel apples spooned on top
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Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Appetizer

Caramel Apple Cream Cheese Appetizer has a wonderfully creamy and simple layer, topped with salted caramel apples! If you are looking for a quick, easy, and impressive appetizer to take to holiday parties this is it!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 1 8 oz. pkg cream cheese
  • 2 cups peeled cored, and finely diced apples
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/2 c. caramel ice cream topping
  • dash sea salt
  • Ritz crackers graham crackers, pretzels, or vanilla wafers for serving.

Instructions

  • Place cream cheese on a serving plate. Set aside while preparing the apples.
  • Peel, core, and dice apples.
  • In a skillet melt butter over medium high heat. Add apples and saute just until tender. Remove apples from heat and add caramel ice cream topping. Toss to coat apples.
  • Spoon apples over cream cheese.
  • Serve with crackers.
  • NOTE: If you wanted to prepare this appetizer ahead of time you could saute apples, add caramel and refrigerate them. Just before serving microwave apples until they are warmed through. Allow enough time for cream cheese to come to room temperature before adding apples. Otherwise it will be too firm to spread.