I can’t even remember what recipe I was trying to make when Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sauce was born. Maybe bananas foster without bananas since this is similar to those, only with way more yummy sauce and the addition of walnuts.
I prefer to use sweet apples when I make this, but Granny Smith would work just not as sweet perhaps. I use have used Red Delicious, Gala, Honeycrisp and Fuji successfully, but Fuji is my favorite. Probably because it is the sweetest.
Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sauce is best eaten hot to warm and served over ice cream. This creates the perfect marriage of hot and cold, one of my favorite ways to eat desserts and midnight snacks. Or more realistically like the cute little girl on TV says a 10:43 snack. I rarely have my eyes open at midnight these days.
Walnuts can be replaced with any other nut you like on your sundaes or they can be left out. They do provide a nice bit of crunch though.
If you prefer more apples and less caramel sauce, just use more apples or reduce sauce ingredients.Print
Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sauce
Sweet and warm apple topping made with fresh apples and few other staples like butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Delicious over vanilla ice cream.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 30 Minutes
- Total Time: 40 minutes
- Yield: 8 Servings
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: Fall
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 to 4 large Fuji apples, peeled cored and sliced thin
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup water, rum can be substituted
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- Melt butter over medium heat in a skillet or wide bottom saucepan.
- Add apples, sugars, water and cinnamon.
- Continue to cook over medium heat until liquid has become a semi-thick liquid and apples are soft. If apples are not soft as the liquid thickens, simply add a little more water and continue cooking.
- Add walnuts and stir to coat with syrup.
- Remove from heat and serve over ice cream.
Nutritional data does not include ice cream. Nutritional calculators vary, please re-check with calculator used for your specific dietary restrictions for vital information.
- Serving Size: 1/8 recipe
- Calories: 332
- Sugar: 44.1 g
- Sodium: 99 mg
- Fat: 16.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 48.8 g
- Cholesterol: 31 mg
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