Quick Salted Caramel Sauce and Apple Slices

warm buttery caramel, crisp apple slices + finishing salt


Serves: 2 Servings | Time to Table: 15 Minutes and Under | Calories: 378 | Category: Gluten-Free, Low-Calorie, Low-Carb, Pescatarian, Vegetarian | Allergens: Contains Milk (Heavy Cream and Butter) | Excellent Source of: Vitamin A, Vitamin C | Good Source of: Fiber


  • - Aluminum Foil or Veggie Grilling Rack
  • - Baking Tray
  • - Chef's Knife
  • - Measuring Spoons
  • - Medium Mixing Bowl
  • - Tongs

What You Need:

  • - Canola Oil

What We Send:

  • - Apple Slices
  • - Brown Sugar
  • - Butter
  • - Heavy Cream

Coffee Pairings by @terraskitchen

Coffees from the Pacific islands are low in acidity, robust and earthy. A perfect match to a buttery caramel sauce!

TK Table Talk:

Our caramel sauce uses brown sugar as a short cut, what clever short cuts do you use to make your life more manageable?

What To Do:

- Step 1

1. Make caramel sauce: In a high sided sauce pan over medium-low heat, add the heavy cream, brown sugar, butter and pinch of salt. Cook, whisking frequently, until thickened (about 7 minutes). Note: about 3 minutes into cooking the mixture will start bubbling frantically. This is normal, just keep whisking!

- Step 2

2. Spoon caramel sauce into another dish and allow to cool for 2 minutes.

To Serve: Sprinkle a pinch of salt over caramel sauce and serve alongside apple slices for dipping!

Pro Tip:

Although most people think of this as caramel, what you have actually made here is a butterscotch. Both caramel and butterscotch are both cooked sugars. Caramel is made with cooked granulated sugar and butterscotch with brown sugar! Pastry chefs would call this a cheaters caramel. We just call it delicious!
Spice It Up: Pop some vanilla! In the last minute of cooking, stir in ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract.


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