Apples with dip

Dietician's Tip

Using fat-free instead of full-fat cream cheese cuts about 50 calories and 4 grams of mostly saturated fat from each serving.


  • 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons chopped unsalted peanuts
  • 4 medium or 8 small apples, cored and sliced
  • 1/2 cup orange juice


Remove the cream cheese from the refrigerator to allow it to soften, about 5 minutes.

In a small bowl, combine brown sugar, vanilla and cream cheese. Mix until smooth. Stir in chopped peanuts.

Place sliced apples in another bowl. Drizzle orange juice over the apples to prevent browning. Drain the sliced apples and serve with the dip.

Serving Information

Serves 8

Nutritional analysis per serving

Calories: 118
Total carbohydrate: 19 g
Cholesterol: 3 mg
Dietary fiber: 2.5 g
Monounsaturated fat: 1 g
Protein: 6 g
Saturated fat: 0.5 g
Serving size: 1/2 medium apple and 2 tablespoons of dip
Sodium: 202 mg
Total fat: 2 g

DASH Eating Plan Servings

Fats and oils: 1
Fruits: 1

Diabetes Meal Plan Choices

Fats: 1
Fruits: 1

Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid Servings

Fats: 1
Fruits: 1

Last Updated May 18, 2019

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