This silky smooth Apple Cider Caramel Sauce is buttery and bursting with delicious, fresh apple flavor. It's wonderful on ice cream and is also a fabulous way to pizzaz up any fall dessert!
Place the apple cider in a medium-size, heavy-bottomed pot. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a high, steady simmer and cook for 10-15 minutes, until cider gets syrupy and is reduced to 2 tablespooons.
Add butter to pan and cook until melted. Add the sugar, cream and spices. Stir until well blended. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a high, steady simmer and cook for 5 more minutes, stirring frequently.
Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and flaky sea salt. Stir to combine.
You're done! The sauce will thicken as it cools. If it gets too thick, just add an extra bit of apple cider or cream and stir well. Sauce should be stored in the refrigerator. It can be re-warmed in the microwave or on the stovetop in a small pan.
See Café Tips above for further instructions and more detailed tips.
Recipe makes 1 cup of caramel sauce.