Country Apple Caramel Sauce

Do you ever have insatiable sweet tooth won’t stop aching?   I seem to have one more times than not – like last week for example.  When my sweet tooth is screaming, I usually search for a quick and easy solution.  This Country Apple Caramel Sauce is both – quick and easy.  It will surely stop any insatiable sweet tooth from aching dead in it’s tracks – I promise!

Country Apple Caramel Sauce

5-6 apples peeled, cored, and sliced (use an apple that you favor)

1/4 stick of butter

1 c. brown sugar

1/2 c. skim milk

a couple dashes of salt

2 tbsp. cornstarch, set aside

2 tsp. vanilla extract

In a large skillet, melt butter on low heat.  Add sliced apples and sauté until tender.  Stir in brown sugar, milk, and salt; cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes.  Turn heat to low.  In a separate bowl, add cornstarch and add 1/4 c. of the hot apple mixture; mix thoroughly.  Pour cornstarch mixture into apple mixture and cook until apple mixture thickens.  Remove from heat and stir in vanilla extract.

Serve warm on top of your favorite ice cream or cake.

I’m also thinking sauce would taste great churned into a homemade ice cream with a pieces of pie crust thrown in.  Homemade Apple Pie Ice Cream here I come!

Looking for an apple topping with a little kick in it?  Check out my recipe for Apple Rum Ice Cream Topping.



Time to get organized

It’s been a busy week/weekend.  I am ashamed to admit I haven’t had time to bake a single thing, and my postings have been scarce to say the least.  I even cheated and bought Chips Ahoy cookies at the grocery store this week.  I did so in an effort to satisfy my (lazy) sweet tooth.   

One thing I decided to do in the near future is organize my recipe cards.  I am guilty of throwing my recipes in a fairly large box and spending quite some time searching through the mess to find the one  I’m looking for.  

While shopping yesterday I think I found the perfect solution.  A sleeve that holds two recipe books.  The object is to write on the blank recipe cards that are provided in each book, label them, and tidy things up a bit.   Now I just have to find time to write out each card!  

Wish me luck!  

Recipe box now


Organized recipe box (I hope)