Apples with Caramel – Refined Sugar Free, All-Natural
This homemade sugar free caramel sauce just rings in Halloween for me. You can use this as a dipping sauce for any fruit you wish (green apples work best), or dip whole apples and let set into “Caramel Apples”. Since I wanted to just keep it simple this time around, I’m sticking to this easy (I mean real easy) homemade caramel sauce recipe.
I got this recipe out of Better Homes and Garden’s 1953 cookbook, eliminating the corn syrup and substituting instead coconut palm sugar for all the sugar. For a dairy free caramel sauce, full fat coconut milk may work well with this recipe, replacing the cream. Be forewarned that I haven’t tried this, but will report back when I post my Caramel Apple recipe next month.
Caramel Dipping Sauce
Over medium heat, melt butter (or coconut oil). Add cream and heat thoroughly. Pour in coconut palm sugar, stirring well until dissolved. Stir in honey, if using.
Bring to a full rolling boil (and cackle a bit). Let boil, without stirring, for five minutes. Take off heat and stir until smooth. A little goes a long way…
Halloween is almost here! Just two more days. I love this ‘holiday’ more than the other silly holidays we have like St. Patrick’s Day or Valentine’s Day. Although symbolic, I’m sure, Halloween means so much more to me, bringing up images and memories (only the good ones, mind you) of the season.
Next post will be tomorrow, and it’s my favorite candy recipe: Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cups! Entirely healthy, and very rich. Just because you want to be healthy doesn’t mean you need to spoil the fun this Halloween.
This is The Healthy Advocate.
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