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apple cider caramel

Apple Cider Caramel Sauce

This sticky sweet, rich and drizzle-worthy caramel sauce has the flavor of apple cider and vanilla, all buttery and sweet. Vegan.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time7 mins
cool time30 mins
Servings: 10
Author: Kathy Patalsky


  • sauce pot


  • ½ cup vegan butter or shortening
  • 1 ½ cups cane sugar organic
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract optional
  • 2 tablespoon corn starch
  • salt to taste


  • Add the cider and corn starch to a small sauce pot. Stir until mostly dissolved.
  • Turn the heat to high and add in the butter, sugar and vanilla. Constantly stir with a wooden spoon to melt the butter and sugar. Keep stirring until you bring the caramel sauce to a boil. Turn heat down as needed to prevent boiling over. Keep the heat at a medium boil - stirring - for about two to three minutes.
  • Turn the heat off and pour your caramel into a small bowl. Careful, it will be very hot!
  • Cool the caramel in the fridge for at least a half hour before using. This will thicken the caramel. Fully cool for optimal thickness.

Nutrition Estimate

Calories: 203kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 74mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 432IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 1mg