Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Caramel Apple Sundaes


I was craving something sweet, but all I had was vanilla ice-cream. I also had some apples, so I decided to make ice cream sundaes. While I was at it, I also made some homemade salty caramel sauce. The sautéed apples and caramel were very quick to make and very delicious.


My quick Caramel Sauce:
4 T Butter
3/4 C Brown Sugar
1/4 C milk
pinch of salt


In a sauce pan, I melted the buttered then stirred in the brown sugar and milk. I only had 1% milk, so that's what I used (heavy cream would be ideal). I added a pinch of salt to cut the sweetness. I brought the mixture up to boil and continued to cook it, lowering the heat a bit, for about 5 minutes. I took it off the heat and let it cool slightly.

For the sautéed Apples:
I heated 2 T of butter in a skillet until melted and bubbly. I added two thinly sliced apples and tossed to coat. I didn't have any cinnamon, so I threw in a pinch of allspice, a pinch of ginger and a fresh grating of nutmeg. I also added about 1 tsp of sugar. I cooked and tossed the apples until they were tender but still had a bite. I stirred some of the caramel sauce into the apples, then served it hot over vanilla bean ice cream. I drizzled a little more caramel over the apples because you can never have enough caramel.
This dessert definitely hit the spot and it was so quick and easy!

2 comments:

shauna said...

That looks like ecstasy. When our apples come on, I am going to be eating that.

Kaia Bug said...

Thanks for commenting. It was very good. The caramel is a must!

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