Thursday, October 30, 2014

Apples with Gluten Free Salted Caramel




Nothing says fall like caramel apples! And I absolutely love salted caramel.   But when you are gluten free, you have to be careful of commercially make caramel, much of it has some form of wheat in it.  So I experimented and found that it isn’t so hard to make! 



You need:
1 Cup of Brown Sugar
5 Tablespoons of Butter
¾ teaspoon coarse sea salt
¼ cup heavy cream
1-2 Large Apples

Place the sugar in saucepan with 1 Tablespoon of water.  On low heat, melt the sugar, stirring frequently.  Make sure the sugar is completely melted and is running at a low boil.   Continue to cook for about 10-15 minutes.  (You’ll begin to smell the sugar browning – or – caramelizing)


Cut the butter into small pieces. 



CAREFULLY add it to the hot sugar.  If the sugar is as hot as it should be, the butter will immediately foam up.  Keep stirring it until it is no longer foaming and fully incorporated into the sugar.  Add ¼ teaspoon of the salt and continue cooking for another 3-4 minutes. 



Slowly pour in the cream, stirring constantly.  Cook, stirring frequently for another 4-5 minutes – until it’s thick and creamy.


While the caramel is finishing cooking, cut the apples into wedges.  After the caramel is cooled, dip each one into the sauce and place on a plate.  Sprinkle them all with the remaining sauce and serve. 




And the warmed up sauce is so good over ice cream too!




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