Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
Makes: 1 cup
  • 5⅝ ounces (~3/4 cup) granulated sugar
  • ½ vanilla bean
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 4 fluid ounces (1/2 cup) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons milk, any type
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  1. In a heavy duty saucepan, combine granulated sugar, seeds scraped from vanilla bean, and water
  2. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking constantly until sugar is dissolved
  3. Continue to cook for a few minutes until caramel reaches a deep amber (do not stir)
  4. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in heavy cream
  5. Stir in milk and sea salt
  6. Drizzle liberally over apple cake or refrigerate until ready to serve
Make ahead tip:  Caramel sauce can be made up to one week ahead of time. Just heat it gently over the stove or in microwave just prior to pouring over cake and serving
Recipe by Keep It Sweet Desserts at