I made this dip for my son's kindergarten class party yesterday...so easy! The kids dipped apples and carrots in it--both were great! It was very yummy! I had a lot of requests for the recipe from the teacher and other moms so I thought many here would like to try it. I'm going to use it as a frosting for carrot cake, too.
2 8-oz. pkgs. cream cheese, softened (I used the light, brick-type) 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup brown sugar, packed (I used dark)
Beat the cream cheese until light. Add the vanilla and mix well. Add the brown sugar and continue beating until all incorporated. Put in the fridge at least a few hours before serving for flavors to blend. Store leftovers in the fridge.
On Nov 22, 2003
Sounds yummy! I may make this next week when we go to a neighbours house. Do you keep the peel on the aplles when you serve them? If not how do you keep them from turning brown? I have used lemon juice before but the apples still seem to turn brown.
On Nov 22, 2003
I think the peel on the apple looks better but may be difficult for young children to eat. To each his own--I leave the peel on and anyone who wants can peel the apple for his/her child.
The tastiest way to keep an apple fresh is to dip in pineapple juice. However, if you're cutting a lot of apples for transport, I would suggest mixing the juice (either lemon or pineapple) with water--about 1 part juice, 3 parts water. Keep the apples in the juice-water mixture until the "last minute" before draining and patting dry. (If not dry, the dip won't "stick!")
Some apples turn brown quicker than others. I tend to buy Fuji which turn brown very fast. I have found Gala, Granny Smith, and Delicious are a bit slower to turn.
Hope you enjoy the dip!
On Nov 25, 2003
Please post your carrot cake recipe! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
On Nov 26, 2003
Originally posted by Codyman: [b]how do you keep them from turning brown? [/b]
Last year I went on a school field trip with my son's jk class - to pick apples. The tour guide told us that [b]cortland[/b] apples don't turn brown when cut. (At least not as quickly as other kinds.) I've cut them and sent them to school for snack, and had no problem.