4 Best Recipes With Caramel

Doesn’t everything taste a bit better with caramel? From ice cream to pudding to cake, caramel adds sweetness and enriches the taste. As you probably know, caramel is made of sugars that are heated up to the point of liquefying, and because of this it is so very versatile and can be used in a wide variety of recipes. And these caramel dessert recipes will be exactly what we will be talking about today.

We have compiled a variety of different desserts with caramel ideas, from fruits to ice cream. So, if you’re looking for some fantastic caramel desserts look no further but keep on reading!

Best Caramel Desserts

1. Salted Caramel Apple Pie

Let us start out with this deep-dish apple pie recipe using caramel which successfully combines the sweetness of the caramel and the tart of the apples into one awesome mix. Definitely one of the most interesting caramel desserts out there!


  • Flour
  • 1 Flaky Butter Pie Dough
  • 7 baking apples
  • 3 tablespoon + 1 cup granulated sugar
  • juice of two lemons
  • 8 tablespoon cubed unsalted butter
  • half a cup of each: heavy cream, demerara sugar
  • half a teaspoon of each: angostura bitters, fresh nutmeg, ground allspice, ground cinnamon, kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper, half a tablespoon flake sea salt, 1 egg, lightly beaten with a tablespoon of water

On a flour-covered surface, roll a disk of dough into a 12-inch round, then try to fit it on a 9-inch plate, in such a way that 1 inch will be left overhanging from the plate. Lightly flour a piece of parchment paper and form another 12-inch round, then trim from it a 9-inch square. Discard the edges you cut out.

Toss apples with two tablespoons of granulated sugar as well as lemon juice, then cover everything with plastic and leave it for an hour. Whisk a cup of sugar and a quarter of a cup of water in a saucepan and cook over medium heat, until the sugar dissolves – do not stir! Next, add butter and bring to a boil. After about 20-25 minutes the mixture will turn golden red-brown – stop cooking. Remove from the heat source and carefully add cream, stirring constantly.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Stir 1/3 cup demerara sugar, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons flour in a large bowl. Add dried apples and toss them around to cover them in the mixture. Sprinkle some more flour and sugar and tightly arrange the apples over the dough, pouring the caramel sauce over them. Next, sprinkle it with sea salt.

Lay three strings of dough vertically over the pie, then fold the first and third ones in half upward. Unfold them over the second string of dough, then fold the second string upward. Lay another string below. Unfold two more strings – one vertical and one horizontal. Unfold the vertical strip over the bottom horizontal one, and then fold it downwards. The horizontal strip place just above the pie’s center, and then unfold the vertical string you just laid. Pinch bottom crust and lattice edges, and roll them towards the center of the pie. Brush egg over crust and sprinkle the lattice with more demerara sugar and salt. Bake for about an hour, or until the crust turns golden and the filling becomes bubbly. One of the best caramel desserts out there!

2. Salted Caramel Avocados

Was the previous recipe using caramel challenging? Don’t worry – salted caramel avocado is one of the tastier caramel desserts, and is much easier (and cheaper) to make!


  • 2 ripe avocados
  • half a cup sugar
  • flaky sea salt

Cut avocados in halves and arrange them on plates. Pour the sugar into a non-stick skillet and heat it up. Cook, shaking constantly until the sugar dissolves into caramel. Immediately after that, pour the caramel over the avocados, and sprinkle everything gently with sea salt. Serve after the caramel hardens:

Hint: best enjoyed with some ice cream! Our favorite version of this dessert comes sprinkled with small blueberries, some high-quality vanilla ice cream, and a little bit of whipped cream next to the avocado – everything (except the cream) gently poured over with a tiny bit of sweet raspberry sauce. It’s definitely one of the best caramel desserts!

3. Caramel Apple Butter

Everyone loves some apple butter, and sprucing up this recipe using caramel will add extra sweetness. Among the caramel dessert recipes, this one is great to eat on a toast, to fill pastries, or just to consume with a spoon!


  • 4 lb. crisp apples
  • a teaspoon canola oil
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • half a cup heavy whipping cream (at room temperature)
  • 2 tablespoons dark, brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • half a tablespoon kosher salt

Preheat the oven. Next, peel the apples and core them. Cut each apple into eight pieces. Toss each piece with oil and place it on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Roast until golden then set aside. After the apples cool down a bit. use a food processor to puree them slightly.

Combine sugar and half a cup of water in a saucepan, over medium heat. Cook without stirring for about ten minutes, or until the food thermometer reads 385-390 degrees Fahrenheit. After the mix starts to caramelize, swirl the pan around a bit to ensure an even distribution of color. Slowly whisk in cream and butter. Lower the heat a bit, and whisk for about 2 minutes or until thick. Remove from the heat, and also whisk in some brown sugar. Activate the motor of the food processor and, slowly and gently, stream caramel into bowls with apples, then puree until slightly smooth. Next, just add vanilla, salt, and lemon juice and mix till all ingredients combine. And voila – you have your dessert with caramel!

4. Fried Chicken Skin Caramel

Looking for something a little bit different? If so, we have an amazing caramel dessert recipe just for you! Ever tried some fried chicken caramel?


  • 3 oz chopped chicken skin
  • a tablespoon kosher salt
  • quarter a tablespoon dried sage
  • 2 pinches cayenne pepper
  • a cup chicken stock
  • half a cube chicken bouillon
  • 2 cups caramel sauce (can be store-bought)
  • half a teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Heat a cast-iron skillet (preferred size is 10 inches) over medium heat. Add the chicken skin and half the amount of each following ingredients: kosher salt, cayenne pepper, and sage. Cook (and stir sometimes) until the chicken skin turns golden – should take about 10 minutes. Remove skin with a slotted spoon and put on a paper-towel-lined bowl. Allow it to dry and cool completely, then chop finely. Set the caramel sauce aside.

Add the remaining sage, the stock, and the bouillon to a medium-sized skillet. Scrap any of the browned bits in the pan. Bring to a simmer and cook for about 20-25 minutes, until the liquid has completely evaporated. Add caramel sauce and cook until everything thickens a bit and becomes a few shades darker – for about 30-40 minutes more. Stir the rest of the ingredients (except the chicken skin). Stir for a few moments. Then, transfer the mix to a bowl and let it completely cool down. Now stir in the crispy chicken skin.

You should serve instantly, over some ice cream. You can, however, also keep this dessert with caramel in the refrigerator for a month or so – if so, place it in a tightly closed, airtight container.

If you’re craving some delicious caramel desserts right now, don’t hesitate to pay us a visit at Stubborn Seed. As a result of pairing unrelenting passion with an unapologetic approach, we’re proud to say that we take every single ingredient with care and proceed to elevate it in order to make your palate appreciate it even more.