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Kahlua Caramel Mascarpone Apple Dip

This Kahlua Caramel Mascarpone Dip is my new favorite thing to dip apples in! It's decadent and sweet with a touch of coffee flavor from the Kahlua and goes perfectly with tart green apples for dipping!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel dip, caramel for apple dipping recipe, caramel for apples, kahlua, mascarpone cheese
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Servings 8


Kahlua Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup Kahlua
  • 1/4 cup butter salted
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract

Mascarpone Dip

  • 8 oz Mascarpone cheese
  • 2 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup Kahlua Caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup roasted, salted cashews chopped

To Serve

  • 3 whole granny smith apples sliced
  • pinch of cinnamon


For Kahlua Caramel Sauce

  • In a saucepan over medium low heat, combine all ingredients. Whisk until butter is all melted and mixture begins to bubble. Once bubbling, continue to cook for 5-6 minutes whisking occasionally until the caramel thickens slightly and the mixture is smooth. Take off the heat, it will continue to thicken while caramel cools.

Mascarpone Dip

  • While caramel sauce is cooling, combine the mascarpone cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla extract in a bowl. Spread on a serving plate and place in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  • The caramel should be at room tempeture by that point so pour 1/2 cup of caramel over mascarpone dip. Place back in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • Sprinkle chopped cashews over caramel layer and serve with sliced apples. Drizzle more caramel on top if desired and sprinkle apples with a little cinnamon. Serve immediately.


Adapted from: HowSweetEats