Sliced apples with caramel dip are a classic fall treat, but they're made even more special with this recipe for homemade caramel. Homemade caramel sauce is easier than you might think, so don't be intimidated! Try this homemade caramel recipe this fall!\
As the leaves begin to fall and autumn's crisp breeze fills the air, there's no better way to savor the season's essence than with a classic treat – sliced apples dipped in homemade caramel. This simple yet irresistible combination of flavors offers a delightful taste of comfort and nostalgia. Whether enjoyed as a cozy afternoon snack or a charming addition to your fall gatherings, sliced apples with homemade caramel dip are sure to bring joy to your taste buds.
Tips & Tricks
- Use a wooden spoon to mix the caramel. Wooden spoons don't transfer heat and are the perfect tool for confectionary.
- There will be a couple of dynamic reactions, so choose a large saucepan over a small saucepan.
- Fun fact: Butterscotch and Caramel are very similar, but with one main difference. Caramel is made with white sugar and butterscotch is made with brown sugar.
- Caramel thickens as it cools. It will be thin and hot fresh off of the stove, but it will thicken as you transfer it to a serving dish and as you dip apples in it.
Homemade Caramel Recipe
1 c. sugar
6T salted butter, cubed and at room temperature
1/2 c. Heavy whipping cream
6 apples (3 red, 3 green)
1. Heat sugar in a large saucepan, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Sugar will clump and eventually melt.
2. Once sugar is completely melted, add the butter. The caramel will bubble intensely!
3. Stir until the butter is completely melted, about two minutes. If clumps appear, whisk until they dissolve.
4. Very slowly drizzle in the heavy cream while stirring. Again, the mixture will bubble intensely with the addition. Let this mixture boil for 1 minute while stirring.
5. Remove from heat and serve with apple slices.
6. Share the joy with friends and family by offering a plate of these delightful apple slices with homemade caramel dip. Watch as they're charmed by the perfect harmony of flavors and the heartwarming essence of fall.
With its enchanting blend of textures and tastes, sliced apples with homemade caramel dip offer a nostalgic and comforting experience that perfectly encapsulates the spirit of autumn. So, take a moment to relish the simple pleasures of the season by indulging in this timeless treat.