Novel Baking~ Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce (2)

I’m at the bottom of the apple barrel

with Novel Baking recipes this week,

and I didn’t begin to skim the surface

of all the ones I’ve pinned and

virtually sampled the past few months.

It’s a good thing cyber calories don’t count :)


Apple Cider Caramel Sauce leapt off the page at me

from Southern Living Magazine’s September issue.

Easy and oh so good, use fresh-pressed

cider for maximum apple flavor.


Apple Cider Caramel Sauce, recipe courtesy Southern Living


1 cup apple cider

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup butter

1/4 cup whipping cream



Cook cider in a 3-qt. saucepan over medium heat, stirring often, 10 minutes * or until reduced to 1/4 cup. Stir in remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly; boil, stirring constantly, 2 minutes.  (* mine took closer to 30 minutes to reduce to 1/4 cup)


Remove from heat, and cool completely.

Refrigerate up to 1 week.

To reheat, microwave at HIGH 10 to 15

seconds or just until warm; stir until smooth.


Enjoy over apple pie or ice cream~

add some Triple-Apple Granola

to your ice cream for some added

apple flavor & crunch!


You can find a printable version of this recipe, here.


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  31 comments for “Novel Baking~ Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

  1. Cheryl
    October 18, 2013 at 7:01 am

    Oh…that. Looks so good!!

  2. October 18, 2013 at 7:22 am

    What a luscious looking sauce to celebrate apples and Fall. Yum! xo

  3. October 18, 2013 at 7:28 am

    A must make ! My husband loves caramel sauce over ice cream! Yum!

  4. October 18, 2013 at 8:33 am

    Oh, my!!!! I’m up early to get going on my morning walk, and this is what I see. Big sighs of happiness! Caramel on anything is for me. Made an apple pie last night, so will make this recipe later today. Dessert tonight is going to be over the top applelicious! ;-)

  5. Peggy Thal
    October 18, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Looks fantastic!

  6. October 18, 2013 at 8:51 am

    I am glad cyber calories don’t count either. I love your apple dish towel a perfect backdrop for Apple Week. I do want to make the granola and the caramel sauce. I bought my first Honeycrisp apple that I remember buying this week. I want to learn all the names of the different varieties of apples. You get my mind whirling. I emailed a picture to you from my phone. Hope it went through but iCloud may not have deleted your old email address from my phone. Great pictures of all your goodies.

  7. paula
    October 18, 2013 at 9:39 am

    oohh MY !! that looks wonderful, I could eat that right now !! A must try for sure , Thanks for sharing!

  8. franki
    October 18, 2013 at 9:56 am

    There is NO BETTER combination this time of year than caramel and apples AND ICE CREAM!! franki

  9. October 18, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Apple cider is a must-have for fall for me. This looks so completely delicious.

  10. BamaCarol
    October 18, 2013 at 10:53 am

    I made that sauce over an apple pie this week. Great minds think alike! Now I need to make some more to try over ice cream I think.

  11. October 18, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Your sauce and ice cream! I think I’ve died and gone to heaven!

  12. October 18, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Oh my goodness, even I could do this!

  13. October 18, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Oh Mary…I want to lick that dribble right off the cutting board! How scrumptious this looks! I have everything in the house except the cream to make this. Starting a new grocery list right now.
    Luscious photos!!!! YUMMMM

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  15. October 18, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    twins twins twins! i have a perfectly ooey gooey recipe to try someday too, of course you beat me to the apple punch! such a delish shot dripping off the whisk, oh my i want pie! what a beautiful finale to leave me sticky and wanting more more and more! thanks so much such a delicious week and thanks for getting the party started for mlw, i thought it was huge success!

  16. October 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Well now. You could just knock me over with a feather ~ oh my. This looks sinfully delicious, and you have presented it so beautifully Mary! I cannot wait to try this… calorie/fat free, right?! :D xo

  17. October 18, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    That looks wonderful, Mary! Apple and caramel go so well together!
    Missed you this week for the challenge! I know you had the apple extravaganza going. I remember those days!

  18. October 19, 2013 at 12:50 am

    There is just something about apples and caramel sauce that screams FALL and Autumn!! These look awesome!! Hugs to the girls! xo Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

  19. October 19, 2013 at 7:33 am

    Yum, Mary, I’m licking my lips as I scroll! I love granola and my hubby loves caramel. Your dishtowel and pretty dishes add the perfect finishing touches to these photos. Have a wonderful weekend! Linda

  20. October 21, 2013 at 1:57 pm

    oh my goodness, now I’m going to have to make this to go with Jain’s apple ice cream and your granola!! Thanks for the tip about reducing time, everything I try to reduce Always takes much longer than the recipe states! This looks so wickedly good!

  21. October 21, 2013 at 5:42 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks to die for! Thanks for sharing…gotta make this for my daughter tonight!

  22. October 22, 2013 at 10:39 am

    Oh wow, this looks sooooooooooooooo good. What a great recipe. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  23. October 24, 2013 at 11:57 am

    Fall is here and that means caramel! Your reciepe sure looks yummy. The options for how to made foods better with caramel are wonderful! I have a new address as I made the move to and now have my own name!

  24. Pat
    October 8, 2014 at 10:16 pm

    Just finished making this and it is awesome. Going to have it over apple-cinnamon buns in the morning, grandkids can’t wait. Thank you for a great recipe.

  25. Kat
    November 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    I get the Southern Living mag, but only see the recipe for Apple Brandy Caramel sauce which is on page 101 of the September issue of 2015. It is nothing like what you have posted here. Just wondering if it was this year’s Sept issue or perhaps another’s? Regardless, thanks for posting the cider one. That’s the one I am interested in.

    • November 2, 2015 at 5:53 pm

      This post was back in 2013. I’ve made the Apple Brandy Caramel sauce too for an Easy Caramel Apple Cake here. Of the two, I prefer the Apple Cider Caramel Sauce :)

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