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Apples are in season and I’ve been searching for new ways to enjoy them.  But, no matter where I look, my homemade caramel sauce is still my favorite (although there are a few other tasty ways I’ve found that I’ll share soon!).  Warm caramel is a tasty treat with fresh cut apples or poured over vanilla ice cream.  Heck, just about anything is good with warm caramel!

Homemade Caramel Sauce

1 c. sugar
1/4 cup water
2 T. corn syrup
pinch of salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 stick unsalted butter
1 t vanilla

Boil sugar, water, corn syrup, and salt in a sauce pan over medium-high heat, swirling occasionally. Cook until caramel is the color of iced tea (about 10 minutes). Add cream, whisking to combine. Quickly turn off heat and then whisk in butter and vanilla. Transfer sauce to a cool bowl.

You’ll be surprised how easy this is! I had never tried anything like this until last fall and I was thrilled with the result the very first time! Once you add the cream it “magically” turns to caramel! It is amazing…and DELICIOUS!