Apple and Caramel Sauce (Ice Cream Topping)

20141116_144111Here is a super simple recipe you can make in less than 30 minutes, all on the stove-top!

Caramel and Apples are one of those truly great combinations. Spoon it on top of ice cream and you will feel indulgent!

I did not use exact measurements for this one,so it might be a little like following your Grandmother’s recipes…you know, a little of this and a little of that. But please don’t let that discourage you from trying a batch for yourself. This one is quite easy and there is a bit of wiggle room in there for amounts depending on your preferences.

So, here we go:

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  •  6 apples (approximately)- peeled, sliced off the core, and diced or sliced (I like to use a variety of types of apples- some tart, some sweet, etc.)
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  • 1/2 – 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • pinch of cloves
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • Brown Sugar
  • Heavy Cream

After you have prepared the apples, place them in a skillet along with the stick of butter. Turn on the heat to medium-high to allow the butter to melt.

Go ahead and sprinkle the apples with the cinnamon, cloves, and salt.

Allow the apples to cook until they are tender. The apples will release their own juices that mix with the butter, and thing will start to look a little ‘saucy’ and will begin to bubble. Good things are happening!

When the apples are close to being all the way tender- Cover the apples with the brown sugar. Don’t be stingy. This shouldn’t be a light sprinkling of brown sugar. It should be more like a layer of brown sugar on top of the apples.

Allow this to cook and bubble a bit- stir it pretty frequently.

After the brown sugar has somewhat dissolved into the sauce, pour in some heavy cream. Start with 1/2 a cup. (it’s always best to start with a little and then add more, instead of starting with too much.) Add more cream as you watch the thickness and consistency of your sauce. If you don’ think it’s creamy enough- add a little more.

Allow this to cook until the apples are fully tender and the sauce is the consistency to like.

Remove from the heat and allow to cool down a little bit.

While the sauce and apples are still warm, spoon over vanilla ice cream. (even homemade if you like!)

Eat immediately!

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