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Caramel Apple Sauce

Somewhere between caramel apple dip and indulgent fruit sauces you have this decadent caramel apple sauce recipe. Once you make it you'll want to pour it over cheesecakes, stuff into doughnuts, drizzle over cupcake frosting, spread on pancakes, and more. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword dessert
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 78 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell


  • 2 fuji apples (or other sweet variety), peeled and diced small
  • 1 lemon
  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 4 tbsp unsalted butter (use vegan or dairy free if needed)
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tbsp apple pie spice
  • 1/8 tsp nutmeg


  1. In a bowl, combine the brown sugar, cinnamon, apple pie spice, and nutmeg.  Set aside. 

  2. In a bowl, combine the diced apples and juice from one lemon. 

  3. In a medium saucepan, add 1/2 cup of water over medium heat. 

  4. Once water begins to boil, add apple and lemon mixture. Occasionally stirring. 

  5. After about 10 minutes, the water should be almost evaporated and the apples beginning to break down.  Add another 1/4 cup water. 

  6. After that 1/4 cup water almost evaporates, add the cider. Stir to combine. 

  7. Let cook for two minutes, then add the butter.

  8. After butter has melted, add the brown sugar mixture. 

  9. Let cook, stirring often, until brown sugar has completely melted and caramel apple sauce is well combined. 

Recipe Notes

If any chunks remain, you can use a masher to make them smaller. 

**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 

Nutrition Facts
Caramel Apple Sauce
Amount Per Serving (2 tbsp)
Calories 78 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 10mg3%
Sodium 4mg0%
Potassium 34mg1%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Vitamin A 120IU2%
Vitamin C 4.9mg6%
Calcium 19mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.