If you’ve ever wondered how to make caramel sauce dip for apples, I got you covered with this homemade caramel recipe. It uses simple ingredients and will be ready in no time to be enjoyed with your favorite apples this season. Make it and serve it at your next family gathering or just on a cozy October night while you watch your favorite movie!
This is the best caramel dipping sauce
We all love a good gooey caramel sauce, but did you know how easy it was to make your own homemade caramel dip to serve with apples this apple season?!
It’s so easy that it will become one of your favorite things to do during the fall. It is personally one of our favorite desserts! It is creamy, it is sweet, and it goes perfectly with your favorite apples!
Plus if you don’t want to go through the hassle of making whole caramel-dipped apples, this is the best way to satisfy that sweet tooth without having to do the most.
Why do you need to make this recipe?
- Making your own caramel sauce will yield a fresher and more tasty dip as opposed to using the store-bought kind.
- It also allows you to customize it to your liking by adding more or less of certain ingredients that flavor the sauce like salt, vanilla extract, or other flavorings to create a unique caramel sauce.
- You will know exactly what is in it, no crazy additives or preservatives. Yes, it contains sugar but for the most part, having this is a whole lot better than having the sauces that are packed with chemicals.
- Making this yourself can be such a great gift and will add a little personal touch that you can add to fall gift baskets. Make it, place it in a mason jar with a ribbon around it, and give it to friends and family.
- It’s a fall season staple, especially after you go apple picking at your local orchard.
Ingredients for this caramel dip recipe for apples
Here are the ingredients you will need to make this creamy caramel dip. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed ingredient measurements.
- Brown sugar- I use light brown sugar for this to give it a nice depth of flavor without it having an overpowering molasses flavor.
- Corn syrup
- Heavy cream
- Vanilla extract
You can also add a little cinnamon or even pumpkin pie spice to your caramel sauce to give this easy recipe more of a fall vibe.
How to make this easy homemade caramel sauce
This is how you can make the best delicious caramel apple dip recipe. Make sure to scroll down to the recipe card for the full detailed instructions!
- Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and butter into a heavy bottom pot over medium heat.
- Stir continuously until everything is melted and combined. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Pour in the heavy cream at room temperature. Stir until combined and be careful of any splashing that may happen.
- Allow the caramel to simmer for 2 minutes again while stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat, add vanilla extract and some salt, and stir to combine.
- Allow the caramel to cool down a little before transferring it to a jar or your serving bowl.
Frequently asked questions – FAQ
How to store caramel dip recipe for apples?
You can store this caramel dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 1 month or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
How to reheat this caramel dip?
You will get a thicker caramel the more it cools down so to get your dip back to that perfect consistency, you will need to microwave it for 10-20 seconds.
Remember we are not trying to heat up this dip. We are just trying to loosen it up a little to make it more dippable.
You can also reheat it in a saucepan over medium-low heat. You might need to add 1 or 2 tablespoons of heavy cream to the mix to get it to the right consistency again.
Can I make this caramel sauce recipe without a candy thermometer?
Yes! This recipe can be made without a thermometer. All you have to do is follow the exact timings shared on the recipe card!
How can I turn this into a homemade salted caramel sauce?
It’s so easy all you have to do is add ¼ teaspoon of sea salt into the caramel and mix!
What else can I do with my caramel sauce for apples?
This is such a versatile recipe that you can use to
- Drizzle on top of your apple pie, cheesecake, or even cake.
- Serve as a side to other fruits as an after-school snack.
- Enjoy with vanilla ice cream.
- Use in your coffee or hot chocolate.
- Make a delicious caramel milkshake with it.
What apples are best for dipping in caramel?
- Granny smith apples
- Honey Crisp apples
- Pink Lady apples
- Fuji apples
- Gala apples
How do you keep apple slices from turning brown?
This is such an annoying problem when it comes to slicing apples but I have some tips that will yield the best results when trying to keep your apples slices from turning brown.
- Brush your apple slices with lemon juice to keep them from darkening.
- Dip your apple in a mixture of water and a little salt for a few minutes. Rinse them before serving or storing them in an airtight container.
Easy caramel apple sauce dip
Caramel dip for apples
- ⅓ cup Light brown sugar Use dark brown sugar for a darker caramel.
- ⅓ cup Granulated sugar
- 2 tablespoon Corn syrup
- ½ cup Butter
- ⅛ teaspoon Salt
- ½ cup Heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, corn syrup, and butter into a heavy bottom pot over medium heat.⅓ cup Light brown sugar, ⅓ cup Granulated sugar, 2 tablespoon Corn syrup, ½ cup Butter
- Stir continuously until everything is melted and combined. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat to low and simmer for 2 minutes.
- Pour in the heavy cream at room temperature. Stir until combined and be careful of any splashing that may happen.½ cup Heavy cream
- Allow the caramel to come back to a boil then simmer for 2 minutes again while stirring constantly.
- Remove from the heat, add vanilla extract and some salt and stir to combine.⅛ teaspoon Salt, 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- Allow the caramel to cool down a little before transferring to a jar or your serving bowl.
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