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Creamy Caramel-Apple Glaze

 Creamy Caramel-Apple Glaze
This easy homemade caramel was really a happy little discovery. The thin glaze is perfect for dipping. — Shannon Roum, Waukesha, Wisconsin
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups unsweetened apple juice
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1 cup Kraft caramel bits
  • 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream
  • Sliced apples and doughnut holes or vanilla ice cream
  • Optional toppings: chopped salted nuts, jimmies or miniature chocolate chips

Directions

  • Place apple juice and cinnamon stick in a small saucepan. Bring to a
  • boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup, about 10 minutes.
  • Discard cinnamon stick.
  • Reduce heat to medium; add caramel bits, half at a time, whisking
  • after each addition until caramels are melted. Stir in cream; keep
  • warm until ready to serve.
  • Transfer to a serving dish; serve warm with apples and doughnut holes
  • for dipping. Glaze can also be spooned over ice cream. If desired,
  • sprinkle with toppings. (Warm glaze in microwave if mixture becomes
  • too thick.) Yield: 3/4 cup.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.