Homemade Caramel for those Fall Apples

Every fall brings crunchy, tasty apples, sometimes boxes of them! We eat them whole. We eat them cut up into slices. I like them chopped up in vanilla or plain yogurt, or on cereal. We usually make a few pans of apple crisp to eat with vanilla ice cream. After doing all that this year, we still had some apples that needed to be eaten up. IMG_6030IMG_6032Suddenly I remembered, “Oh yeah! The caramel! How could I forget?” Our family loves this caramel dip. It’s quick and easy to make, and it’s quite delicious. It also makes a nice gift in a mason jar.

Homemade Caramel Dip

2 cups brown sugar
8 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons Karo Syrup
1 cup heavy cream
2 teaspoons vanilla

Put first four ingredients in a pan over medium heat, until butter is melted and ingredients are blended together. Bring to a low boil. Simmer for three to four minutes, stirring frequently. Remove from heat and add vanilla. Stir well. Sauce will thicken as it cools down. Keep refrigerated.

IMG_6002Gather all the ingredients.

IMG_6020Place first four ingredients in a pan and simmer on top of the stove for three to four minutes. Remove from heat and add the vanilla.

IMG_6015During the cooking process, your child may request a taste of the cream. Olivia’s comment: “There’s alot of butter in that!”

IMG_6028Transfer to desired container. Sauce will be quite thin until it cools down. (But still delicious!) Usually, the day after I make it, it is nice and thick. All the pictures here were taken the same day it was made.


{Photo Credits: Ethan Hall}
{I first found this recipe here.}

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