Now that it’s Fall, I’ve had a hankering for some apple slices covered in homemade caramel sauce.  So yesterday, I finally made some!  Now, I’m not making any claims about this being a healthy recipe, but definitely a treat! 🙂

Homemade Caramel Sauce:

Caramel Sauce
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup light corn syrup I've used dark with success
  • 1 can 14 ounces sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon optional
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter on low heat.
  2. Add brown sugar, corn syrup, and milk, stirring to combine. Increase heat to medium (or maybe a little below medium).
  3. Stir constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Make sure to use a heat resistant spoon.
  4. Remove from heat and whisk in the vanilla and (optional) cinnamon.
  5. Serve warm or cold over apple slices, ice cream or whatever you fancy!

I think what makes this recipe almost fool proof is the corn syrup. Makes it hard to burn since you don’t have to keep such a close eye on it like traditional caramel (butter, cream and brown sugar only).

image from here.