Brown Butter Cream Cheese Dip

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This cream cheese dip with browned butter has a rich, caramel flavor.  It makes a great fruit dip, also great on graham crackers.  You’re going to want to hide the mixing bowl from your kids.

fruit dipI have a confession to make.  I love my kids and all, but I really like having my days to myself when they’re at school.  It’s all silent, here, with just me and the dog.  No one is begging me for food or asking to play video games or leaving their snowy shoes right in front of the door where every one has to step on them to get in the house.


On the other hand, there are some real bonuses to those no-school days.  Like not packing cold lunches and not getting up at the butt-crack of dawn.

I’m not a morning person.

Today was one of those rare half-days, when they get out at noon.  There’s only a couple of them each year, and frankly, they are a great compromise. I still have to get up at o’-dark-thirty, but I don’t have to pack lunches.

Of course, they still come home hungry.  But when is that not the case?cream cheese dip

My sister recently sent me a recipe for cookie dough dip, which is basically just a euphemism for “just go ahead and buy some larger pants now, because we all know where this is going.”  But as I perused the short-but-sweet-and-fatty ingredient list, I just couldn’t stop thinking about brown butter.

I blame Annie.  I drooled over these cookies for 15 minutes straight this morning.

And thus, brown butter dip was born.

cream cheese dip

I was so disappointed {why does my blog still not have a sarcasm font?} when I had my photo shoot all set up, and then grabbed my camera and found that the battery was dead.  Disappointed because it gave me a few precious moments alone with what was left in the bottom of the mixing bowl, and what was left in the bottom of the graham cracker box.

Lawd have mercy, this stuff is good.

Do you like how I took pictures of myself with my snazzy super-red nails dipping an apple in this, like I totally ate this on an apple an not on my finger?

The kids didn’t know what hit them when they walked in the door at 12:30, and left their shoes and coats on the floor.  I was all “You guys are home already finally!”  Then I introduced them to brown butter dip, and they dove in face first.

Then I licked my fingers and headed to the computer to do some online shopping for new pants.

5.0 from 2 reviews
Brown Butter Cream Cheese Dip
A brown butter and cream cheese dip for fruit or crackers.
Category: snacks
  • 6 T. butter
  • ⅓ cup dark brown sugar
  • 6 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • ½ tsp. cinnamon
  1. In a saucepan, melt butter, and cook until brown. Add brown sugar, and stir until dissolved.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese and powdered sugar. Add vanilla and cinnamon, and mix well.
  3. Add butter mixture, and mix well. Serve with crackers or fruit.

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This post linked up at: Gooseberry Patch; Semi Homemade Mom; Katherine’s Corner; Miz Helen’s Country Cottage; Tidy Mom; Rattlebridge Farm; Simply Sweet Home; Romantic Home; Adorned from Above; Shabby Nest; Your Home Based Mom; Skip to my Lou; Between Naps on the Porch;

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  1. Lisa Flores says:

    Oh good gracious! I just happen to have all these ingredients on hand minus the apples and this is definitely on my menu for today. And I will have to do taste testing before the kiddos get home from school. I also love my kids but I also enjoy my alone time while they are at school. Then we have early release day every Friday! Seriously every Friday? Except of course when there is a holiday that week then its full day but still….. I feel you. Thanks for this recipe so going enjoy before my boys gobble up.:)

  2. Looks delicious! I am co-hosting a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this and any other posts with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party:
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    Bethany @ Whistle and Ivy

  3. I can’t wait to try your Brown Butter Cream Cheese Dip, it looks delicious. Hope you are having a great weekend and thank you so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. This looks terrific! And life is too short not to buy more pants, no? 😉 Good stuff – thanks.

  5. Trying this today, we’ll see what the after school crowd thinks of it! Found you via the link up at Adorned From Above… thanks for sharing!

    ¸.·´¸.·*´¨) ¸.·*¨)
    (¸.·´ (¸.·`¤… Jennifer

  6. Amazing!! 2 of my favorite things in one! yummy!


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