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Easy Caramel Sauce

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This Easy Caramel Sauce is perfect when you want a Caramel apple dip or a tasty, rich topping for ice cream or other fall desserts.  It also is great on a hot coffee drink or hot chocolate. Seriously easy to make too!

This delicious sweet sauce is thick enough to pair with apples, pears and ice cream. No need to buy caramel sauce when it is so easy to make at home 

caramel apple dip easy


Can we just talk about awesome Fall is? I am just loving the beautiful sunrises and sunsets this season. I am beginning to fell like fall is my new favorite season. Summer is a close second, but after sipping pumpkin lattes and enjoying the cool, crisp air and football, I have to say that I am in heaven. Now if it was just cool enough to wear a sweater…. we are not quite there yet, but I know it is coming.

Today I wanted to share with you a really easy method on how to make caramel for apples from scratch. Caramel and apples just go together any time of year and I recently made this sauce for a snack the other evening.

We have been watching a lot of football (and baseball recently) and there always has to be TV snacks. Fruit is always a good idea and sometimes it just needs a little sidekick to really elevate it.

caramel dip recipe


This caramel sauce also makes a good glaze to pour over bread that are so popular this time of year. It is also good on ice cream and brownie sundaes, just sayin’!


caramel dip recipe

I am a big caramel fan and have shared a few fun recipes on this site. For more fun caramel recipes, you may want to try:


timesaving tips to streamline recipes

  • To make it richer quicker, substitute evaporated milk for regular milk.
  • I would not recommend making this ahead of time, but if you do, keep refrigerated and warm up in the microwave to serve.


How to make caramel sauce for apples

You will only need four ingredients to make this wonderful caramel for apples without corn syrup. It is honestly so easy that you will want to make it again and again. Here are the ingredients you will need:

  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla

In just minutes you will have a nice caramel sauce for dipping those apple slices.

This is really the easiest to make too!

How to Make Caramel Sauce/Apple Dip

caramel apple dip easy
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5 from 27 votes

Caramel Dip

A delicious homemade caramel sauce made with just 4 ingredients.
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, dip, fruit, pineapple, sauce.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 31kcal


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


In a sauce pan over medium heat, add brown sugar, butter, and milk to a soft boil.

  • Cook another 2-3 minutes until thickened. 
  • Remove from heat. 
  • Add vanilla extract and combine.


Calories: 31kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 61mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 74IU | Calcium: 52mg

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Caramel Sauce recipe



Great with apples, pears and other fresh fruit. It is also great on ice cream and brownie desserts. I am getting hungry just saying that!  Dessert for one has never been more delicious and easy. For more easy recipes, tips and crafts please follow me on Facebook and sign up for our weekly newsletter.

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Sunday 21st of October 2018

I love caramel sauce, I didn’t realize it was so simple. I guess I never really thought about it. Thank you for sharing.


Sunday 21st of October 2018

Thank you Sonia - it is super easy and you won't need to buy caramel sauce ever again.