Sliced Apples with Homemade Caramel Dip

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!


Sliced Apples with Homemade Caramel Dip

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.
Sliced Apples with Homemade Caramel Dip

    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 freshly sliced apples. 

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