Apple Pie Dip is a super fun spin on good old fashion apple pie. This recipe is PERFECT for parties, potlucks or even a fun and quick dessert.
Apple Pie Dip
Something about the coming of fall just makes me start to crave all things apple! I mean who doesn’t love apple pie? It is the classic American dessert. But can I tell you a secret? Sometimes, I just don’t have it in me to deal with the hassle of pie crusts! Enter, Apple Pie Dip! All the amazing flavors of apple pie, but super easy and incredibly fast!
The most time consuming part of Apple Pie Dip is peeling and chopping the apples, but I promise it is worth it! The sweet, cinnamonny flavors of apple pie is perfect served with my Cinnamon Tortilla Chips, graham crackers, Nilla Waffers or even as an ice cream topping! (Apple Pie a la mode anyone?)
Give this recipe a try, I just know you are going to love it!
Ingredients in Apple Pie Dip
- Apples- I like to use a mixture of Granny Smith and Honey Crisp apples, but really you can use any mixture you would like. Using more than one type of apple is really going to make your flavor and texture better and more complex. But since we are cooking the apples the crisper they are the better the outcome!
- Brown Sugar
- White Sugar
- Lemon Juice- You can omit this ingredient if you don’t have it, but the lemon juice helps the apples keep their nice color, and adds a nice brightness to the overall taste!
How to Make Apple Pie Dip
Like all good apple pie recipes, this one starts with the apples. Peel and chop your apples then toss them with the lemon juice to keep them from browning. You’ll want to chop your apples small- about 1/2 inch cubes.
In a medium size pot, or in the Instant Pot add your sugars, cinnamon, salt and water. Mix the ingredients together and add your chopped apples.
For the Instant Pot, cook on manual HIGH for 0 (you read that right, ZERO minutes) and then quick release. The zero cook time will cook the apples through but will allow the apples keep just a bit of texture!
For the Stove Top, simmer the apples in the liquid for about 10 minutes, or until fork tender.
When the apples are cooked, remove 1/2 cup of the liquid. Whisk in the cornstarch into the 1/2 cup of liquid until it is smooth with no lumps. Pour the cornstarch slurry into the apples and stir until thickened.
How to store and reheat Apple Pie Dip
I love this dip served warm, so I always use it right away, but it also saves in the refrigerator for up to 5 days, or it even freezes beautifully. Just take it out, reheat it and you are good to go!
There you have it! All the AMAZING apple pie flavors with half of the work!!!
For more amazing apple recipes try:
Apple Pie Dip
- 3 apples peeled and diced into 1/4 inch cubes
- 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 pinch salt
- 1 cup water
- 3 tbsp cornstarch
- Toss the peeled and diced apples together with the lemon juice. Set aside.
- Combine the brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, salt and water together either in a pot or the liner of your Instant Pot.
- Place the apples into the liquid.
- For the Instant Pot: Cook on manual HIGH for 0 minutes, Quick release the pressure. Move to step 6.
- For the stovetop: Simmer the mixture for approx 10 minutes or until fork tender.
- Remove about 1/2 cup of liquid from the pot and whisk in the cornstarch.
- Pour the cornstarch slurry into the pot with the apples and stir until the sauce has thickened.
- Use right away, refrigerate for 5 days or freeze until needed!