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Bourbon Caramel Mascarpone Dip

Bourbon Caramel Mascarpone Dip is an amazing appetizer or dessert. The creamy base is simply mascarpone, sugar and vanilla. Topped with slightly salty, bourbon caramel ribbons. Slice apples and dig in!
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bourbon caramel

  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup bourbon
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup  heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 12 ounces mascarpone cheese softened
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cup bourbon caramel
  • 3/4 cup roasted salted cashews, coarsely chopped
  • a pinch of cinnamon for sprinklng
  • 4 granny smith apples sliced


bourbon caramel

  • Combine all the ingredients in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Whisk to combine, then cook and stir until the mixture is bubbling. Cook for 5 to 6 minutes until it slightly thickens and is smooth. Remove from heat and let it cool to room temperature – it will thicken as it cools!


  • While the caramel is cooling, stir together the mascarpone cheese, sugar and vanilla extract until combined and smooth. Spread it in an 8 or 9-inch pie dish. Place it in the fridge for 30 minutes. By this time, the caramel should be close to room temperature. Pour the caramel on top of the mascarpone layer and place it back in the fridge for 1 hour.
  • After 1 hour, sprinkle the cashews on top. Add a sprinkle of cinnamon. Drizzle on the extra caramel if you'd like. Serve with sliced apples!


Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g, Monounsaturated Fat: 0g, Trans Fat: 0g, Potassium: 0mg, Vitamin A: 0IU, Vitamin C: 0mg, Calcium: 0mg, Iron: 0mg

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