Yesterday, I packed some grapes for the girls when packing their school lunches. I thought I would make something different today. I had a little leftover caramel au beurre salé from the weekend. It’s a sweet caramel sauce with salted butter. We drizzle it over ice cream. I decided to mix a little creamy peanut butter into the caramel, along with some raw honey that I just discovered at the local market.
Peanut butter caramel is a great dip with any fruit, drizzled over ice cream or even on celery. Enjoy!
1. Info for Peanut Butter Caramel Dip with Sliced Apples
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 20 mins
- Servings: 6
- Calories: 131
2. Ingredients for Peanut Butter Caramel Dip with Sliced Apples
- 2 Fuji apples
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon butter, diced
- 2 pinches fleur de sel (or regular salt), finely ground
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon crème fraîche (optional)
- 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons raw honey
- I usually don’t peel apples. Core and thinly slice the apples into wedges. Brush the slices with lemon juice to prevent them from browning.
- In a non-stick sauce pan, melt the sugar without any water over high heat. It’s important to carefully watch the sugar; as soon as the edges of the pan start caramelizing, immediately lower the heat to medium-low.
- Gently jiggle the saucepan in circles. Do not use a spoon! Lower the heat to the lowest setting when there are only a few remaining non-caramelized pieces. Don’t let the sugar get dark brown or you’ll get a burnt taste.
- When all the sugar is an amber color, remove from the heat, pause for about a minute (be careful of splattering when the butter is added), then slowly add the butter and salt. Stir constantly with a wooden spoon. Bring back to the stove using the lowest setting, and add the heavy cream little by little. Let the sauce cool down a bit. Add the crème fraîche (if used), raw honey, corn syrup and peanut butter. Stir well.
- I pack the apples in a plastic box and the peanut butter caramel dip in a mini snack cup so that the kids can dip their fruit in the caramel.