LOVE these little apple donuts and don't even get me started on the caramel sauce! Oh my goodness it is SO good!
Growing up I remember my mom being a big fan of caramel. I guess I get my caramel addiction from her. If I have to have an addiction I'm glad it's to caramel! Thanks mom! I just need to make sure I get an extra workout in to keep all this caramel from sticking
Mini Apple Donut Skewers with Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce
1/2 cup white sugar
3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon milk
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 medium sized granny smith apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
short wooden skewers
Caramel Dipping Sauce
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
1 1/4 cups heavy cream - warmed
salt to taste
In a heavy weight saucepan over medium heat, heat the sugar until it starts to melt and brown. This will take at least 5 minutes - maybe a little longer. Stir constantly so you don't burn the sugar (that would be bad). Once your sugar is starting to look a little brown and turning into crystallized chunks then you can add the butter. Keep stirring! Stir until you have a beautiful caramel colored smooth sauce. Be patient. It is worth the effort! Once you reach the smooth, caramel colored sauce remove the pan from the heat. Be sure the cream is warmed all the way through. Add the cream about 1/4 cup at a time and stir until well combined. Keep adding until all the cream is combined. Salt to taste and enjoy the rich, smooth, creamy goodness.
note: if the cream is not sufficiently warmed you may end up with chunks in your sauce. Not to fear - just put it back over mid-high heat and stir until all chunks are dissolved.
My little buddy is 14 today. I'm told that is 72 in dog years. He definitely isn't as young as he used to be. He sleeps most of the day and is very cranky if he doesn't get fed exactly at 5:30. He's been in diapers for several months now and is using them more and more, but he still likes to romp around from time to time. ♥ him
Happy Birthday, Fluffy!
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