Sugar Free Apple Dip

Need an easy snack or healthier dessert idea to whip up? Then you must try this incredibly simple Sugar Free Apple Dip. Creamy, light, just the right amount of sweetness, this dessert dip is just the thing to make.

Serving display of Sugar Free Apple Dip and apple slices

This Apple Dip is a healthier recipe to try without any added granulated white sugar. It is lightly sweetened from the Swerve and the vanilla extract. With the fall season upon us, apples are in season again, and this dip is the perfect thing to dip your fresh picked apple slices in.

If fall is your favorite season and you love apples, you must make this beautiful Shiplap Apple Door Hanger! What a great addition to your front porch this fall season.

Why You’ll Love This Fruit Dip Recipe

  • Great way to use up leftover apples
  • Easy way to encourage kids to eat more fruits (and veggies which could be dipped in this too!)
  • Whips up in just a few minutes
  • Perfect for those who are watching their sugar intake

Ingredients Needed

  • Cream cheese
  • Vanilla extract
  • Swerve (sugar alternative)
Ingredients for Sugar Free Apple Dip

How to Make Sugar Free Apple Dip, Step by Step:

  1. In a small to medium size mixing bowl, using an electric mixer, combine the room temperature cream cheese with the vanilla extract, and Swerve.
Mixing up Sugar Free Apple Dip

2. Once it’s fully combined, serve, and enjoy. Refrigerate if not serving immediately.

Individual serving of Sugar Free Apple Dip and apple slices.


Since this fruit dip uses cream cheese, this dip should be refrigerated when you are not eating it. This dip should keep well in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Tips and Variations

  • Instead of cream cheese, you can use plain Greek yogurt. You can also use a Sugar Free Yogurt to make this dip.
  • If you don’t have Swerve, you can use another sugar alternative.
  • We have often made this dip by including chopped peanuts. If we want to use them, we complete the first step of the instructions and then roll the dip into a ball and roll the ball into a shallow bowl of chopped peanuts to coat it in nuts before serving.
  • Instead of using a hand electric mixer, you can use a whisk and whisk this dip by hand if you don’t have one. Alternatively, you can use a stand mixer with a whisk attachment to whip this dip together.
  • Using room temperature cream cheese is important. If you try to mix refrigerated cream cheese with anything it will not mix well and you’ll end up with a lumpy dip. Do not microwave the cream cheese in order to try to soften it. Let it warm up and come to room temperature naturally.
  • I always recommend scooping your dip from the container and putting it on a plate to eat from rather than everyone dipping their apple slices all into one container and risk double dipping, etc.
Dipping up an individual serving of Sugar Free Apple Dip and apple slices

What Else Can I Use This Dip For?

While I love dipping freshly sliced apples in this dip, you can certainly dip other fruit choices and even vegetables in this no sugar added dip. Here are a few other options:

  • Grapes
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Pineapple slices
  • Watermelon chunks
  • Mango slices
  • Celery
  • Carrot sticks
  • Bell peppers
  • Broccoli florets
  • Cauliflower florets
  • Snap peas
  • Cherry tomatoes

Which Apples Should I Use?

There’s no right or wrong choice of apple to use for this Apple Dip recipe. I like using both sweet and tart apples with this dip. They both go very well with this Sugar Free dip. Use whatever apples you have on hand or whatever are your favorite.

Can I Make This Dip Ahead?

Yes, if you wish to make this dip before you plan to serve it, you certainly can. It’s simple enough to whip together and then cover it with plastic wrap or transfer it to an airtight container and place it in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

You can make this dip a day in advance. Just be sure to give it a good stir before serving.

What Else Can I Add In?

If keeping this Apple Dip sugar free is important to you and you want to add in other ingredients to this dip, make sure you’re adding sugar free additions. Sugar free chocolate chips or other baking chips would be a great addition. Adding in things like dried fruits would also be a fun alternative.

As I mentioned earlier, we have served this fruit dip with chopped nuts before, but often omit them due to friends with allergies. Chopped peanuts, or other nuts like almonds, pistachios, pecans, cashews, or walnuts would also be great additions.

How Do I Stop My Apples From Turning Brown?

Have you ever heard the saying “You eat with your eyes first”? This is especially true if you’re making food for kids. If it doesn’t look visually appealing, they’ll be the first to decline it or refuse it.

Brown apples are a huge issue with many kids. This can be frustrating because apples can start to turn very quickly. However, there are a few hacks you can use to keep your apples from turning brown or to delay the process from happening until much longer. Here are a few of the hacks we’ve seen others use:

  • Once you’ve sliced an apple, put the pieces back together to form the original apple shape and use a rubber band around it to hold it together. This prevents oxygen from getting to the fresh cut fruit, which is what starts the oxidation, or color turning process. When you’re ready to eat the apple, remove the rubber band and enjoy.
  • Spritz your apple slices with lemon juice. Lemon juice is a natural preservative to help keep your apples their original color.
  • Wash your apples in a salt water bath. Add a tablespoon of kosher salt to a cup of water. Let your apples soak in the solution for 10 minutes before storing your apple slices in an airtight container until you’re ready to serve them. When you’re ready to eat the apples, simply rinse the sliced fruit before serving and enjoying.

Now that you know how to make the best Sugar Free Apple Dip, grab the three simple ingredients and whip up a batch in just a few minutes!

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