I've always loved apples. Growing up, my grandparents had 2 huge apple trees in their back yard. Not only was it fun to climb them, they always provided plenty of apples to eat and bake with. While I would eat them plain (and would even eat the skin alone when my grandma would peel it all off in one spiraling piece), it was always a special treat when my mom would make this dip for the apples. It's so easy to make!
EASY CARAMEL DIP
1 8oz package cream cheese, softened (I use the 1/3 less fat version)
1/2 cup brown sugar (I use dark brown sugar for a richer flavor)
1-2 teaspoons vanilla
Mix all ingredients together. Store in the fridge - it may need to be stirred again before serving if it's been prepared more than a day in advance.