Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip

Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip is perfect for both parties and midnight refrigerator raids.
Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip

Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip

by Sue Lau | Palatable Pastime


Recently on Facebook, someone I know discovered the delights of peanut butter spread on apple slices.

As well, I have been thinking about apples a lot lately, since they have started coming in season. It seems to be going around. Sometime in July is when the Transparent and Lodi apples come in, which are my favorites for making apple butter. I have a couple recipes that are my favs this time of year.

Apple Butter


Apple Butter Banana Bread (which uses that apple butter!)

But Transparent and Lodi apples aren’t the best for eating out of hand. Later in August, the MacIntosh will start coming in, and those are good for eating, and the eating (and eating, and then more eating) of apples will continue through early Autumn until they wane with the harvest of Winesap apples in Mid-October (at least in Ohio.)

One of my favorite things as well, are the luscious caramel apples and caramel apple dips, but they can sometimes be so rich! I wanted to think of an apple dip that would be less rich and filling than either peanut butter or caramel, and thought of the lightness of mascarpone. Blended with peanut butter, natural honey for sweetness and a touch of cinnamon spice, it is an instant hit.

I am sure it will be in your home as well. And Gary (my friend who likes apples and peanut butter), I hope you like it if you try it. It really is good!


Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip

  • Servings: 5
  • Difficulty: easy
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Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip

  • 8 ounces softened mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons local honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons chopped peanuts (for garnish; optional)
  • fresh apple slices


  1. Stir together mascarpone, peanut butter, honey and cinnamon until blended.
  2. Sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve with apple slices.

Makes about 1 1/3 cups.

Apple Slices with Honey Peanut Mascarpone Dip

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7 responses

  1. It’s me that recently discovered apples and peanut butter is a marriage made in Heaven. I have never known such deliciousness.

  2. What a nice combination. I am waiting for apple season to indulge although I am thinking, this would be good with celery which is a whole different combination.

  3. This was utterly yummy! Made it for “For your consideration” Tag Game and will make it again and again. I love mascarpone, have never tried it with pb before and totally fell in love with this combination. Thanks for a great new idea 🙂

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