Saturday, November 5, 2011


I don't know about you, but my idea of homemade caramel was always sticking a can of sweetened condensed milk in boiling water for hours and hours and eating it straight out of the can with some apples or ice cream. Thick, creamy, decadent caramel.

And yes, full of milkiness, and sugar and all those things that make my stomach hurt.

Thus, I went on a search for a caramel recipe to dip apples in that would be good on my tummy. Ok, I couldn't get rid of the sugar, but I did get rid of all that cream/milk! I found a recipe on my new favorite website Pinterest (If you haven't heard of it's amazing! Totally a collecter's dream website, and a girl magnet...hehe) that I loved. I made a few little here's my version!

Vegan Apple Caramel sauce
(Adapted from "Happy Healthy Life" ...go check it out for some amazingly yummy looking ideas for the caramel sauce. And although I adapted it slightly, all credit for the recipe goes to Kathy!)

1/2 cup apple cider or apple juice (or other around with it!)
1/4 soy cream (1/2 cup butter or shortening is the original recipe)
3/4 cup sugar
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1-3 Tbsp corn starch (or arrowroot powder)
Pinch ginger powder
Dash cinnamon
2 Tbsp lemon juice
pinch of salt (opt'l)
1 tsp molasses (opt'l)

1. Dissolve the corn starch into the cider.

2. Add the cider/starch to a sauce pan with the other ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil - stirring constantly. When the bubbling becomes intense, reduce to medium heat and continue stirring until the mixture thickens a bit. Next, pull the pot off the stove whip the caramel with a handheld mixer. I think it really fluffed up the caramel in the end. After whipping it, reheat it for another minute or two - then turne off the heat. If you don't have anything to whip the caramel with it will still turn out fine - just a bit less airy.

3. Remove from heat. Pour the sauce into a bowl and chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Once chilled, use sauce as you wish in recipes! (It's also great warmed in the microwave for 20-30 seconds...yum!)

This recipe was awesome with apples, because the apple cider/juice complimented it well. For less of an apple-y flavor, I would use a different liquid (maybe goat's milk, or soy milk, or chai tea?). Experiment with it! I definitely will! If I come across a really good variation, I'll be sure to share it will you. 


  1. I´m so sorry that i can´t eat caramel :/
    My allergy is so bad! When i feel caramel i wanna eat him but i can´t! It´s horrible!
    But i love your recipes Claire! They looks like really yummy!! Keep it up!

  2. @Tereza
    Thanks for your comment! I wonder if you can't eat the "creamy" caramel. This has nothing bad in it for you (besides the sugar), so I wonder if you would be ok with it. I also can't eat normal caramel, which is why I made this one! :)

  3. Well..I can´t eat caramel because my doctor told to me that i can´t eat much sugar (it isn´t diabetes!). So in caramel is much sugar i think. And my dentist told to me that i can´t eat caramel too. Because for my seal! So i can´t eat "snikers" (if you know) for example. But i will try to made this one ;)


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