I put a lot of energy into holiday desserts, always trying to one up last year’s result and impress anyone I’m feeding the dessert to (whether I always accomplish that or not is a different story). This past Thanksgiving was no exception. I was tasked with making apple pie, but wanted to make it special. First, I decided to use a trio of apples – Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, and Stemilt’s signature apple, Pinata. But somehow that wasn’t enough and I came up with the idea to make caramel sauce to drizzle over it. But not just any caramel sauce. Salted caramel sauce.
Wow, what a huge hit it was. The slightly salty-sweet sauce matched so well with the combination of sweet and tart apples and pie crust. Not to toot my own horn, but relatives were literally choosing my apple pie over pumpkin pie, and that’s a pretty big deal on a day like Thanksgiving!
Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
After success like that, I knew what I’d be making people for holiday treats this year (it would also be a great hostess gift). This homemade salted caramel sauce recipe is SO easy to make, uses ingredients that are typically found in any kitchen, and makes the perfect accompaniment with fresh Stemilt apples (or pie, or ice cream, or straight off the spoon…you pick your poison). A win-win-win in my book.
Since the sauce is so easy to make, you can spend your time and energy getting widely creative wrapping this gift. Use a basket or gift bag or keep it simple like I did with holiday-colored plastic wrap, ribbon, and a gift tag. We made a gift tag especially for this salted caramel sauce that you can download and print: Salted Caramel Sauce Gift Tags.
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