Apple Cider Caramel Dip

by Erin

Spice things up for fall with this apple cider caramel dip. Perfect for dipping apples, pears, graham crackers, and more!

Apple Cider Caramel Dip #appledip
This content was created using complimentary products from Republic of Tea, Melissa’s Produce, Dixie Crystals, and Taylor & Colledge. I was not otherwise compensated and all thoughts/opinions are my own.

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Many people jump straight to pumpkin when it comes to fall baking but for me the first flavors that ease me into fall are apples, especially paired with caramel. I’m talking caramel apple cider, salted caramel apple pie, caramel apple pecan cheesecake, etc.

I’ve never been one to get excited about a candy apple but caramel apple? Yes please. Although even still I would rather slices dipped in caramel rather than a whole one coated because they are damn near impossible to eat. Not that I am a graceful eater to begin with but I digress.

So I decided to make my own caramel apple dip, but with extra apple cider flavor added to really emphasize those fall flavors. It doesn’t actually have apple cider in it, but instead the milk is first steeped with apple cider tea bags from Republic of Tea.

Apple Cider Caramel Dip Ingredients

Once you have your apple cider-milk tea, it’s cooked with Dixie Crystals brown sugar and butter until thickened. Add a splash of Taylor & Colledge vanilla at the end and you’re be ready to literally dive in. Obviously fresh sliced fuji apples from Melissa’s Produce would be a great choice, but maybe try pears or some oat graham crackers from Nairns?

Which leads me to my next post tomorrow as this apple cider caramel dip is part one of a two part recipe. As I am sure you can guess by the background of these photos – tomorrow I share the full fall charcuterie! But until then, remember to check out the list of recipes below shared by other bloggers and scroll to the bottom to learn more about the giveaway and enter!

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Apple Cider Caramel Dip #caramelapple

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Apple Cider Caramel Dip #appledip


Yield: 8 servings Prep Time: Cooking Time:
Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat



  1. Microwave milk in a heat-proof bowl until it just starts to boil. Add tea bags and allow to steep for 10 minutes. Remove tea bags.
  2. In a small saucepan, bring brown sugar, butter, and steeped milk to a gentle boil and cook until thickened, 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and whisk in vanilla extract.
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Welcome to #FallFlavors where more than 25 food bloggers are sharing recipes with favorite Fall flavors. Our sponsors, Millican Pecan, Dixie Crystals, Melissa’s Produce, Taylor & Colledge, Nairn’s, and Republic of Tea, have furnished participating bloggers with complimentary product to use in their recipe creations that they will be sharing this week. These same sponsors have generously offered prizes for our giveaway so be sure to enter and share with your friends so they can enter too. Be sure to follow our Fall Flavors Pinterest account for more inspiration.

Prize 1: Texas Pecan Candy Basket from Millican Pecan

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The Millican Pecan Texas Pecan Candy Basket is loaded with a variety of pecan gifts. Includes 6 Milk Chocolate Pecan Clusters, 6 Milk Chocolate Caramillicans (similar to Turtles), 6 White Chocolate Caramillicans, 6 Pecan Pralines, and a 1/2 lb. Bag of Flavored Pecans! Every bit DELICIOUS! A $75 value.

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Prize 3: 3 Month Melissa’s Produce Gift Subscription

A stunning selection of the most delicious produce will be delivered once a month for 3 months. At Melissa’s, the produce is selected at their peak of perfection and packed by hand to ensure safe arrival. A $124 value.

Prize 4: A Red Dancing Leaves Teapot and a tin of Hot Apple Cider Tea from The Republic of Tea

Let the aroma of fresh apple and mulled cider spices envelop you as you sip this golden infusion. The crisp, lingering finish will leave you wanting more! A naturally-caffeine free blend of apples, cinnamon cloves and ginger. Reminiscent of apple cider, with the luscious aroma of cinnamon and cloves, make this cup the perfect accompaniment to the colors of the harvest season.

Embossed, windswept leaves whirl across this 20 oz ceramic teapot. Includes a stainless steel infuser. An exclusive design by The Republic of Tea. A $44 value

Prize 5: A selection of six flavors of Oat Crackers from Nairn’s

One winner will receive a box of each Nairn’s Original, Chocolate Chip, Stem Ginger Oat Grahams, Caramelized Onions, Rosemary & Sea Salt Flatbreads, and Oat Cracker. Nairn’s has been baking oats since 1896. They use simple, natural, and wholesome ingredients in their products. Minimum $25 value

Prize 6: A Selection of extracts from Taylor and Colledge.

One winner will receive a selection of extracts to include vanilla bean, almond, lemon, and lavender. In 1897, Taylor & Colledge won its first award for excellence in vanilla. Since then, the Taylor & Colledge commitment for unsurpassed quality has earned its reputation as one of the world’s finest producers of vanilla. Minimum of $25 value

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Six (6) winners will be randomly selected. The prize packages will be sent directly from the giveaway sponsors. Bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment. Winners have 24 hours to respond once notified by email, or they forfeit the prize and an alternate winner will be chosen. The #FallFlavors bloggers are not responsible for the fulfillment or delivery of the prize packages. Bloggers hosting this giveaway and their immediate family members living in the household cannot enter or win the giveaway. Entries will be verified. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter giveaway and the contest is open only to US residents. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter or any other social channel mentioned in the #FallFlavors posts or entries. Thank you to our sponsors Millican Pecan Company, Dixie Crystals, Melissa’s Produce, Taylor & Colledge, Republic of Tea, and Nairn’s for providing prizes.

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I am jelly of your caramel dip! I totally fail with caramel almost every time. I can’t wait to try this recipe.

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Love these flavors and combination in the caramel, so yummy! And creative, I love using the tea to flavor!

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Thanks! I was pretty excited when I realized I could steep the tea in the milk before making the caramel.

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