Caramel Apple Pie Ice Cream Sauce served warm over vanilla ice cream is almost like having apple pie a la mode with a drizzle of caramel.
I don’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. even 10:43 is probably pushing my luck.
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.
Some apples are firmer than others and require a touch more cooking.
Add a bit of water and continue simmering.
Placing a cover on the simmering sauce will reduce the wait time.
This apple pie sauce can also be used to top pound cake, angel food cake, and just about anywhere else you would use a fruit-based sauce.
More Easy Dessert Recipes
Caramel Apple Ice Cream Sauce
- 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.