While I prefer my fruits fresh for the most part, I do love apple-anything desserts! (Okay, I also love this low carb/sugar-free cherry delight too!) Apples are a perfect snack (if you’re not keto). They are delicious, not messy, portable, and readily-available. But how I really love my apples is with a yummy, caramely apple dip. The one that I have made for thirty years is still a family favorite (1 package cream cheese, 1/2 cup (or more!) brown sugar, and 1 TBSP vanilla). However, for daily fare and for me and Hubby, I prefer to make a low carb/sugar-free one that is seriously just as tasty!


(Have you tried my SF Caramel-Chocolate Apple Nachos yet?)


And it begins….of course….with my Cream Cheese Dessert Base. (I’m telling you…you need some “parts” of this base in the fridge and the freezer both!) There are so many things you can make with this–and the whipping and sweetening are done and ready for you!


This amazing cream cheese dessert base makes a wonderful strawberry dip or dressing when you don’t add the maple flavoring and instead mix the dip with strawberry yogurt!


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If you have learned how to make “powdered sugar-free sugar” for the dessert base from this post, you might have also learned how to make “brown-sugar-free-sugar” from here also. The key to the sugar-free brown sugar is the maple flavoring that you mix with your granulated sweetener (Pyure is what I use). For this dip, you want the brown sugar taste, but since the sweetener is already powdered and added to the cream cheese, you will just add the maple extract whipped into the base before you fold in the whipping cream.


If you are a Daily Intermittent Faster, I highly recommend that you open your window with a low carb item–it will keep you from craving during your eating window and sort of extend the fasting window longer. I recommend anything made with the cream cheese dessert base to open your window–just be sure you don’t overdo it because it is pretty calorie dense. (I use lower fat cream cheese for my dessert base–neufchatel–even though it is a little carbier than full fat cream cheese.)



Add some peanut butter or peanut flour and thin with a little low carb vanilla yogurt for the perfect “sweet” apple salad dressing! (See my Pb-mayo Apple salad here!)



I have so many recipes coming to the blog made out of this dessert base….but until I do, here are some ideas associated with this apple dip:

1) Berry Fruit Dip: Make the dip without the maple extract to use as a yummy fruit dip. Low carbers can have a berry fruit tray with this amazing dip and still stay very low carb!

2) Fruit Salad Dressing: Make the dip without the maple extract and mix with a flavored yogurt for an amazing fruit salad dressing—strawberry for a strawberry-banana cheesecake “salad” or blueberry for a blueberry salad.

3) Peanut Butter Dip: Add peanut butter or peanut flour to the dip for a peanut butter dip.

4) Peanut Butter/Apple Salad Dressing: Add peanut butter or peanut flour AND vanilla yogurt for a peanut butter dressing to make apple salad.

5) PB Chocolate Chip Dip: Add peanut butter or peanut flour AND coarsely chopped sugar-free chocolate bars or chips for a peanut-butter chocolate chip dip. (Use low carb sweet crackers from here or peanut butter cookies or fried low carb tortillas {elephant ears!} for dipping!)

More coming soon…..



While this dip is a little too sweet for celery as is in my opinion, you can add some peanut butter or peanut flour to it for the perfect low carb celery dip!


Sugar-Free "Brown Sugar" Apple Dip (Low Carb)
Serves: 14 servings
  1. Whip the cream cheese dessert base with a whisk. (You might need to let it set out for thirty minutes or possibly use a hand mixer.)
  2. Whip in the maple flavoring.
  3. Fold in whipped whipping cream in one half cup increments until it is the "creaminess" you desire. (If you like it fluffier, use more. If you like it more "cream cheesy," use less.)
  4. Refrigerate until serving time.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: ¼ cup Calories: 120 Fat: 12 Carbohydrates: 2 Sugar: 1 Protein: 2


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