Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (Gluten-free)

by Beth @ Tasty Yummies

Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (gluten-free)

I am so very excited to share this recipe with you guys. I had so much fun creating it and even more fun eating it! In theory, caramel apples always sound amazing, but in reality they are always a sticky mess, hard to eat, and so sugary they actually hurt my teeth. I have learned to just pass on by and only dream of their caramel goodness. Until now. I finally decided to re-imagine a caramel recipe without heavy cream or butter, but I also wanted the sweetness to come from somewhere other than refined overly processed white sugar.

I am really excited with how this came out.

Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (gluten-free)

It has a beautiful dark hue from the coconut sugar and it is thick and luscious and perfectly creamy, and the right amount of sweetness without feeling yourself getting a cavity as you are eating it.

Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (gluten-free)

This caramel is great as both a dipping sauce for fresh apples (or whatever else you would like) that can be served while it is still a little warm or totally chilled, or you can let it fully chill, get nice and thick and actually coat whole or sliced apples in it, then coat them in nuts, chocolate, sprinkles or whatever you’d like.

Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (gluten-free)

Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (gluten-free)

Obviously, just because this caramel sauce is healthier than the original, it doesn’t mean you should sit down and eat a bowl of it in one sitting, though you easily could. Sugar is still sugar, but at least with this refined sugar-free, vegan version you can have a bit less guilt while you indulge.

This recipe is my second in my October healthy sweets series with Free People. Head on over to their blog, BLDG 25, now to get the full recipe.

Vegan Caramel Apple Dipping Sauce (gluten-free)

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1 Gabby @ the veggie nook October 14, 2012 at 10:42 am

Oh I love that you made this with coconut sugar (and oil and milk)! The colour is so gorgeous too :)

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2 Shirley @ gfe October 16, 2012 at 4:23 pm

Divine!! Love that rich color. I absolutely always hated caramel and candied apples for the same reasons you did. But this dip I could get on board with! :-)

Shirley

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3 Vanessa January 9, 2013 at 11:09 pm

Best Carmel sauce ever! I cannot wait to make a soy latte with it tomorrow morning!

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