Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip


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Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip has diced apples in a caramel sauce. Pair with cinnamon sugar pie crust strips, sugar cookies, or graham crackers.

We love a good dip! This can either be a dessert or an appetizer. Serve this along with another one of my appetizers such as Pumpkin Dip, Buffalo Chicken Dip, Caramel Dip, or Garlic Butter Artichokes.

Diced apples in slow cooker with caramel. Pieces of pie strips next to it.

Since making this easy Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie dip, I may never make a regular apple pie again. All the flavors of apple pie in an easy dip! I’m all about easy meals and desserts lately.

Caramel being pour over diced apples and spices in slow cooker.

How to make Caramel Apple Pie Dip:

  • Add diced apples to the slow cooker.
  • Add cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir.
  • Make a cornstarch slurry with cornstarch and water.
  • Add the cornstarch slurry and caramel to the apples. Stir.
  • Place the lid on the slow cooker and cook on high for 2 hours.
Caramel apple pie dip with wooden spoon in it.

What should I serve this Apple Pie Dip with?

  • Bake pie strips with refrigerated pie dough (sprinkle with cinnamon and sugar).
  • Serve with sugar cookies or graham crackers.
  • Serve over ice cream if desired.
Close up of apple pie dip in slow cooker. Wooden Spoon in it.

What can I do with the leftovers?

  • Place in the fridge, this will last about 3 days.
  • Microwave and serve.
  • Note, the cooked pie strips don’t carry over to the next day well, they get stale quickly. Use sugar cookies or graham crackers for serving leftovers. (Or put on ice cream).
bowl of caramel apples with pie crust strip in it.

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diced apples in caramel in slow cooker. Wooden spoon in it.

Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Pie Dip

5 from 5 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 8
Apples and caramel together for a fun dip for the holidays.

Ingredients 
 

  • 5 cups peeled and diced apples, (about 5 apples)
  • 12.25 oz. jar caramel sauce (I use Smucker’s glass jar ice cream topping, regular or salted caramel)
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp. water

For the crust dippers:

  • 14 oz. pkg. refrigerated pie dough
  • 1/8 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions 

  • Add the apples, caramel, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt into a 3 quart or larger slow cooker. In a small bowl mix together the cornstarch and water, add to the slow cooker.
  • Stir everything until combined.
  • Cover, and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Stirring once or twice during those 2 hours.
  • In a small bowl, combine the cinnamon and sugar.
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Spread out one pie crust at a time onto a baking sheet. Using a pastry brush, spread on the milk. Sprinkle half of the cinnamon sugar mixture onto the pie crusts.
  • Using a pizza cutter or knife cut the pie crusts into serving strips.
  • Spread out the strips on the baking sheet so they don’t bake together.
  • Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Repeat with other pie crust.
  • Serve and enjoy.

Video

Notes

Other Serving ideas:
  • Graham crackers
  • Sugar Cookies
  • Pour over ice cream.
What can I do with the leftovers?
  • Place in the fridge, this will last about 3 days.
  • Microwave and serve.
  • Note, the cooked pie strips don’t carry over to the next day well, they get stale quickly. Use sugar cookies or graham crackers for serving leftovers. (Or put on ice cream).
Nutritional Values are approximate. If you require a special diet, please use your own calculations. Values below are for 1/8 of the recipe (with pie crust strips).

Nutrition

Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 67g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 356mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 3.7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 1.5mg

Nutrition info is auto-generated. This information is an estimate; if you are on a special diet, please use your own calculations.

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67 Comments

  1. Pam says:

    Mine came out super runny-huge bummer

  2. Chrissy says:

    Town House has cinnamon sugar pita chips available this time of year, think I am going to try those, but will have cinnamon graham crackers on back up! So excited to try this recipe!!

  3. Sarah @ Sezen Your Life says:

    Made this for a gathering last weekend. Sooo delicious, everyone loved it! I did add several extra cups of apples, and ginger and cloves; gave it more of a mulled cider taste. I used a cookie cutter on the pie crust to make cute little leaves too. This is one of my new favorites! Thank you!

  4. robin says:

    I am thinking of using cinnamon gram crackers instead of the pie dough strips

  5. Kelsey says:

    Whatever you do, don’t overheat it – I came back after 2 hours and the caramel had completely separated to give a watery, clumpy sugar that the apples were just floating in…not good.

  6. Renee Drew says:

    I have directions to make caramel sauce by heating a can of sweetened condensed milk in a slow cooker. Haven’t tried it yet. (Almost afraid I’d eat the whole can myself! LOL) I also found directions online to make my own sweetened condensed milk.
    Sweetened Condensed Milk
    Online, 12/22/14 from Paula Deen
    Total Time:
    8 min
    Prep:
    5 min
    Cook:
    3 min

    Yield:
    14 ounces
    Level:
    Easy

    Ingredients
    1/3 cup boiling water
    4 tablespoons butter
    3/4 cup sugar
    1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
    1 cup powdered milk (recommended: Carnation)
    Directions
    Using an electric mixer, blend together water, butter, sugar, and vanilla.
    Add powdered milk and blend until thick. Store in refrigerator for up to 1 week.

  7. Dom says:

    I made some homemade caramel but it got thinner after apples cooked. Solution: I added Clear Jel a teaspoon at a time until I got the desired consistency. I also cooked my pie crust in custard cups which made the perfect sized personal pies served hot and ala mode w/ a nice crispy flaky crust.

  8. Risa says:

    This Would be good using cinnamon tortilla chips, soft tortillas, dip in melted butter, sprinkle cinnamon sugar on them then bake till crisp. Cut with a pizza cutter into 8 pieces.

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      That sounds delicious Risa!

  9. Jennifer says:

    Is it ok to bake the pie crust first and then let sit out for s few hours before I serve it?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes! A few hours would be fine, but overnight they get soggy. 🙂

  10. Trish says:

    Could you use caramel candy squares to put in instead of the jar stuff?