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Easy Apple Cider Caramel Sauce
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins

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!

Course: dessert toppings
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider caramel sauce, caramel sauce, easy caramel sauce
Servings: 16 1 tablespoon servings
Calories: 85 kcal
Author: Chris Scheuer
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • ¼ cup butter 2 ounces
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon cloves
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon sea flaky salt
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract and flaky sea salt. Stir to combine.

  4. 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.

Recipe Notes

See Café Tips above for further instructions and more detailed tips.

Recipe makes 1 cup of caramel sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Cider Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 85 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 103mg4%
Potassium 30mg1%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 198IU4%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.