12/29/09

Caramel Fruit Dip with only Two Ingredients

As a child I only loved green or yellow apples... not red. I remember for a span of about 3 months, I would walk to the local 'mom and pop' shop on the corner about 6 blocks from my home every afternoon and I would purchase a Fresca and one yellow delicious apple. Later CapriSun came out with their first 'pouch' drink, sold in the freezer section and only in lemon so I switched to 1 CapriSun and 1 yellow apple. I would eat them on my way home.

When it came to green apples, that was my family's favorite. My brothers and I would cut up a few green apples, place them in a bowl of salt water and munch to our hearts content. The more salt the better.

One thing we never, ever did was get into 'fruit dips'. Eating something sweet and sticky like caramel on our apples was just... weird. It was only after I moved out at 18 that I realized many other people loved sweet fruit dips for their apples - my husband included. When I make a fruit dip for my family it's usually a simple caramel dip. They don't seem to care for honey or strawberry or other flavors with their apples. Here is a simple fruit dip that only involves two ingredients. How can it get any easier?

Caramel Fruit Dip

1/2 cup Marzetti caramel dip
2 cups Cool Whip

Soften the caramel dip in microwave but only for about 15-20 seconds. You don't want it hot, just soft enough to stir easily. Stir the caramel into the Cool Whip. Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve with sliced apples.
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