Spreadable Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip
Caramel apple dip with cinnamon makes a welcome change from regular caramel. This dip is spreadable, so keep a jar in the fridge to top pancakes and toast, ice-cream or crumpets. It also makes a great foodie gift.
Servings: 28 x 15g servings (makes 425ml in total)
- 225 g/ 1 cup Caster sugar
- 100 ml/ 1/3 cup + 2 tbsp Apple juice
- 120 ml/ 1/2 cup Double (heavy) cream
- 120 g/ 1/2 cup Unsalted butter - cubed
- 1/8 tsp Sea salt flakes
- 3/4 tsp Ground cinnamon
- Small pinch ground nutmeg (optional)
Begin by putting the sugar and apple juice into a small heavy based saucepan and stir it. Put the pan over a medium heat and allow the sugar to dissolve without stirring any further (swirl the pan a few times to ensure even cooking though)
Turn up the heat slightly and let the sauce bubble until it begins to caramelise and turn mid-amber in colour (not too dark). It will take 10-15 minutes to get to this stage
Turn the heat back down to medium. Add 1/4 of the cream to the pan, stir well, then add another 1/4 and stir. Pour in the remaining cream and stir again (adding the cream in small amounts reduces the amount the caramel splutters and spits)
Add the butter in 3 or 4 batches. When all of the butter is melted allow the caramel to cook for a further 2-3 minutes stirring constantly
Take the pan off the heat and stir in the salt, cinnamon & nutmeg (if using). Let cool for 30 minutes before decanting into a jar
Once completely cool store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks
I ground my own cinnamon in a coffee grinder. It's slight coarser than store bought ground cinnamon.
If you let the caramel cook for too long in the final stage it may be quite firm straight from the fridge. But don't panic. Just let it soften for 20 minutes at room temperature and it should spread well.
Alternatively give it a 15-30 second blast in the microwave on LOW heat. Be careful not to overheat it, else it will return to liquid form.
Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 7mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 170IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 4mg