The BEST and only caramel apple dip you’ll ever need! This smooth cinnamon caramel dip comes together in a matter of minutes. It’s a perfect appetizer or snack. This caramel apple dip is great for holiday parties, get togethers, or for an after school (or work) snack. Truthfully, there’s no limitation to when this easy caramel dip can be served!

Be sure to try this delicious apple cinnamon oatmeal!

A jar of caramel apple dip with a cinnamon stick in the dip.

It’s officially apple season and boy do I have some delicious apple recipes coming your way! To ring in the fall baking and pumpkin season I want to share a few of my staple and “must make” fall recipes with you:

A bowl of caramel apple dip surrounded by sliced apples.


This apple dip uses 5 ingredients, all of which are currently sitting in your pantry/refrigerator:

  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Vanilla extract
  • Cinnamon

There are many things to love about this caramel apple dip recipe, but one in particular is the cinnamon flavor.

Cinnamon + apple = fall flavor paradise. The flavor combo is a dynamic duo comparable to chocolate + peanut butter and butternut squash + nutmeg.

A saucepan with a cube of butter and brown sugar in it.

Step-by-Step Instructions

To whip this up, place a small saucepan over medium-low heat.

Add the butter, brown sugar, and sweetened condensed milk to the sauce pan. Stir occasionally.The butter should melt and the brown sugar will dissolve.

Once the brown sugar has melted and it’s a smooth consistency add the cinnamon and vanilla. At this point you can remove the apple dip from the stove and allow it to cool slightly.

Note, the dip has a thinner consistency, but it will thicken as it cools.

Serve the caramel dip with apple slices.

A saucepan with sweetened condensed milk, brown sugar, and butter for making caramel apple dip.

Homemade Caramel Apple Dip tips

Pro tip: eat the caramel dip while it’s warm. Eating a cold crisp apple dipped into a warm cinnamon caramel sauce is like tasting the autumn season.

A bowl of caramel apple dip surrounded by cinnamon sticks and sliced apples.

FAQ about Caramel Apple Dip

What are the best apples to use for caramel dipping? All of them are great! It doesn’t matter the apple variety you use to enjoy this dip.

How do you store caramel apple dip? Store this dip in an airtight container in the fridge.

How long does homemade caramel apple dip last? Because this recipe uses sweetened condensed milk, we base the shelf life from when the sweetened condensed milk was opened. This caramel dip will last 2-3 weeks stored in an airtight container, in the refrigerator.

Is caramel apple dip gluten free? Yes, it is!

Caramel Apple Dip with a cinnamon stick in the dip.

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A hand dipping an apple into caramel dip.
Print Review
5 from 2 votes

Caramel Apple Dip

Hands down the BEST apple dip you’ll ever eat!
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon


  • In a small saucepan over medium low heat, add the butter, brown sugar, and sweetened condensed milk. Stir. Once everything has melted, add the cinnamon and vanilla. Stir to combine. 
  • Remove from heat and serve. The dip will thicken as it cools. *



*I prefer eating this apple dip warm. It’s amazing when it’s warm. 


Calories: 367kcal (18%)Carbohydrates: 54g (18%)Protein: 4g (8%)Fat: 15g (23%)Saturated Fat: 10g (50%)Cholesterol: 47mg (16%)Sodium: 171mg (7%)Potassium: 220mg (6%)Sugar: 53g (59%)Vitamin A: 485IU (10%)Vitamin C: 1.3mg (2%)Calcium: 168mg (17%)Iron: 0.3mg (2%)
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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This post was first published October 2017 and has been updated with new pictures and more detailed instruction on how to make the recipe.

The BEST Caramel Apple Dip!