For the Apples:
5 Gala apples
1 cup buttermilk
1 cup sugar
Flour, enough to coat apples
Vegetable oil, for frying
Cinnamon and sugar, to taste
For the Dip:
8 ounces cream cheese
8 ounces Cool Whip
1 cup caramel sauce
In a fry pan heat vegetable oil for frying.
Mix together the buttermilk and sugar in a medium size bowl.
Peel and slice apples and add them directly to the buttermilk mixture.
In a shallow dish, put a layer of flour.
Pull the apples out of the buttermilk mix, one at a time and lightly coat all sides in the flour.
When oil is hot, gently place coated apples into the oil so they are not touching, fry until golden on each side. Quickly remove to a tray lined with paper towels.
Sprinkle immediately with cinnamon and sugar while they are hot.
For the dip, mix together the the cream cheese and Cool Whip until completely blended then stir in the caramel sauce.
Place into a bowl for dipping and drizzle a little extra caramel sauce over the top.