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Tennessee Apple Cheesecake Dip is going to take center stage at any event you take a dish to this holiday season!
In October of 2019, Jack Daniel’s released a new flavor of whiskey – Tennessee Apple! (Disclaimer: Jack Daniel’s does not sponsor/endorse this post). Whispers of the flavor had been floating around our little hollow for quite a few months before the official announcement, and I had high hopes for them being true. As soon as it hit the shelves, a taste-test was in order!
After mixing with Sun Drop and lemonade, I discovered a new love that replaced the Tennessee Fire as my favorite. For Jack lovers, the classic flavor you’ve grown to love is still present, along with a splash of crisp green apples, making it a refreshing flavor to add to your collection.
Tennessee Apple Cheesecake Dip is the result of a “mistake”. A night of college football, drinks, and good food with friends was on the agenda — but I had a limited amount of time to prepare a dessert. A standard cheesecake takes a large investment of time so I opted for a no-bake recipe. As I removed it from the pan to slice into bite-size pieces, I realized that it was too soft and wouldn’t hold it’s shape without a pan.
So what’s a gal to do? I wasn’t about to throw it away but I didn’t want to take a “cheesecake” in such a soft state. Then it hit me. It can still be enjoyed as a dip. Thus, the pan was scooped into a bowl and served with graham crackers! Everyone loves it from the first bite!
Tennessee Apple Cheesecake Dip Ingredients and Supplies
- Graham Crackers – Any brand will work but I always go for the name-brand because they tend to be a little more firm.
- Cream Cheese – A high-quality, smooth cream cheese gives the dessert the perfect richness without being overbearing.
- Apple Pie Filling (or Granny Smith Apples) – You can make your own by peeling, dicing, and cooking in a small saucepan with brown sugar and cinnamon over medium heat until reduced. Then add the whiskey one tablespoon at a time until you achieve the level of flavor you desire!
- Cinnamon or Apple Pie Spice – This is optional! The dip is just as tasty without it but I personally love that little extra spice!
- 1½ cups graham crackers, crushed
- ½ cups brown sugar
- ⅓ cup butter
- 2 - 8 oz. Packages of Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 TBSP Lemon Juice
- ⅓ cup White Sugar
- ⅓ cup Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple Whiskey
- 1 Can of Apple Pie Filling
- 3-4 TBSP. Jack Daniel's Tennessee Apple Whiskey
Mix graham cracker crumbs and brown sugar. Reserve a tablespoon for topping.
Add melted butter and mix well.
Press into the bottom of a 9 x 13 baking pan.
In a separate bowl, cream the cream cheese, white sugar, and lemon juice.
Add the whiskey, 1 TBSP at a time.
The mixture will be smooth and creamy - not thick like standard cheesecake filling. This is perfectly normal!
Pour on top of the graham cracker crust.
Mix the apple pie filling and whiskey together.
Gently spoon the mixture on top of the cream cheese.
Sprinkle remaining graham cracker crumbs on top.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Serve with graham crackers and enjoy!
I made my own apple pie filling by dicing 6 medium Granny Smith Apples and combining with ⅓ cup brown sugar and 2 TBSP cinnamon. Cook in a small saucepan over medium heat for 15-20 minutes until apples are soft. Let cool.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 270 Total Fat: 14g Saturated Fat: 8g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 5g Cholesterol: 39mg Sodium: 163mg Carbohydrates: 24g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 18g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g