Have you ever tried a new recipe? Have you tried a new recipe when guests were coming over in a few hours and there was no time to make anything else if it failed?
Sunday morning I had high hopes for the Apple Fritter Bread. The recipe pics looked amazing! But here’s the thing about trying new recipes: you gotta make sure you have all the ingredients and you gotta actually follow the directions!
Both situations got me in trouble.
I didn’t have enough fresh apples so I subbed some freeze dried apples. And this normally is not a big deal because subbing works well with freeze dried if you refresh them first and then drain them well.
I was in a hurry.
So I didn’t prep the apples well AND I didn’t read the recipe well in my rushing around.
So here I was with dry, ugly apple-cinnamon bread for dessert.
It was okay. I mean, it wasn’t gross. It just wasn’t….right. And I had no time to make anything else. What was I gonna do?
Have I told you how much I love Pinterest? I’m so visual and that’s always the easiest way for me to narrow down a search…Google is just…too many words! I thought maybe a caramel sauce would do the trick…I could still serve the apple bread, salvaging it with a buttery rich sauce to hide the #recipefail.
So happy to have found this recipe. I can’t believe how ridiculously easy it is to make, and it tastes delicious! And NO CANDY THERMOMETER!!
It’s like caramel sauce for dummies! 😉
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream or whipping cream
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- In a large microwaveable bowl (I used my large Pampered Chef batter bowl), microwave the butter till it is mostly melted.
- Add brown sugar and cream and whisk well until smooth.
- Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Stir. Return to microwave for another 2 minutes.
- Serve it warm, but you may want to let it sit for a few minutes to thicken a little.
- Your microwave time may vary; you just want it to be bubbling and start to thicken a little.
- Store any leftovers in the fridge; reheat in the microwave to serve again.