10 Delectable Recipes Every Caramel Addict Should Make
Sweet, salty, gooey or crunchy — we love caramel any way.
When you think of fall recipes, apples and pumpkin likely come to mind first. However, there is one ingredient that takes the cake, IMO — caramel. Call me obsessed, but I will cover just about anything with caramel. Nothing enhances a recipe quite like this creamy, thick sauce. If you're just as in love, try some of our favorite recipes below where caramel is the star.
Salted Caramel Bars
The combination of gooey, salted caramel and crunchy crust makes this an irresisitible treat the whole family will love.
Make This: Salted Caramel Bars
Top warm brie with the caramel sauce and some pecans for an impressive cocktail-party dessert that's easy to make. Store-bought caramel never tasted so good.
Make This: Caramel-Covered Brie
Bread Pudding With Warm Salted Caramel
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Your guests will love this orange and cranberry bread pudding on its own, but the warm, salted caramel sauce will have them coming back for seconds.
"Take the Day" Pie
Transform your favorite treats (caramel, pretzels, peanuts, peanut butter and chocolate) into a pie with this recipe that'll take you back to your childhood days.
Make This: "Take the Day" Pie
Easy Caramel Sauce
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Make a three-ingredient caramel sauce for apple dipping — simplicity at its best.
Make This: Easy Caramel Sauce
Once you try this homemade recipe, you'll never buy caramel apples from the store again.
Make This: Caramel Apples
Salted Stout Caramel Popcorn
You and your friends won't be able to stop snacking on the flavorful combo of sweet caramel and hearty stout.
Make This: Salted Stout Caramel Popcorn
Ale and Pretzel Caramels
If stout isn't your style, combine caramel with ale instead. Throw in some pretzels for a bite that's packed with flavor.
Make This: Ale and Pretzel Caramels
Salted Caramel Brownies
Brownies are delicious on their own, but have you tried them with a homemade salted caramel topping?
Make This: Salted Caramel Brownies
Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls
Classic popcorn balls are a holiday favorite. Add homemade caramel for a scrumptious twist.
Make This: Salted Caramel Popcorn Balls
Pumpkin Tiramisu Layer Cake
Top moist pumpkin-and-spice cake layers with rich mascarpone cream and crunchy amaretti cookies for a seasonal dessert your Thanksgiving guests won't soon forget. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Mousse and Ginger Parfaits
Cranberry and Pecan Tart
Crunchy pecans meet sweet-yet-tart cranberries in this light-and-flaky tart that beautifully marries the flavors of two Thanksgiving staples: pecan pie and cranberry sauce. Get the recipe.
Mason Jar Pumpkin S'Mores
What would fall be without the oh-so-versatile pumpkin?! This year, trade in your traditional pie for these pumpkiny twists on fall's other favorite: s'mores! Get the recipe.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake
Tasty Pecan Tassies
These tart-like goodies are the perfect mix of nuts and cookies. Make this traditional holiday treat with real maple syrup; you (and your guests) will love the homey taste. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Tiramisu
Try this twist on traditional pumpkin desserts for your next fall get-together. The addition of espresso and spice make this the perfect end to any holiday gathering. Get the recipe.
Though chocolate fudge is the gold standard for many folks, that's only because they've never sampled the not-too-sweet richness that is pumpkin fudge. Kids and grown-ups alike will enjoy this old-fashioned recipe with a seasonal twist. Get the recipe.
Easy Apple Cobbler
Less work than traditional pies and with a taste and character all its own, apple cobbler is comfort food best enjoyed on a crisp fall day. Cobbler's all-in-one-pan preparation also makes it an easy way to treat a crowd. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Spice Bundt Cake
This dense, moist cake showcases the fall flavor of pumpkin complemented by seasonal spices and the subtle tang of buttermilk. A sugary glaze adds the just-right sweet finish. Get the recipe.
Pumpkin Ice Cream Gingersnap Sandwiches
Just because it's chilly out doesn't mean you can't enjoy ice cream. Bonus: Kids will love helping to assemble (then devour!) these creamy, crunchy treats. Get the recipe.
Southern Pecan Pie Tartlets
A timeless Southern staple, pecan pie has been the star of Thanksgiving dinner for generations. Our twist turns them into mini pies that are just the right size for guests who want to sample a bit of everything on the dessert spread. Get the recipe.
Pear and Fig Tart in a Jar
These rich fruit-and-cream tarts are easy enough for novice foodies to make, thanks to a pie crust shortcut. Individually portioned in lidded jars, guests can enjoy them after the feast or take them home as a tasty favor. Get the recipe.
Carrot Cake Cookies
Dense, moist carrot cake is delicious but it can be a bit too heavy after a big meal. These equally delicious cream cheese icing-topped cookies are just the right size when you only have room left for a few bites of dessert. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Treat your Thanksgiving guests royally by whipping up the same dessert Prince William had as his groom's cake. Although it's fit for a future king, this cake requires no baking and is a snap to make. Get the recipe.
"Take the Day" Pie
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Scones
The perfect companion to an early morning (or late night) cup of hot tea, coffee or cocoa, these dense, flavorful scones combine two favorite fall flavors: pumpkin and chocolate. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Chip Cheesecake Brownies
Treat your nearest and dearest to these irresistible goodies. Combining the flavors of chocolatey brownies, rich cheesecake and two kinds of chocolate chips, this decadent dessert is sure to become a favorite. Get the recipe.
Chocolate Brownie Pudding
Chocolate. Brownie. Pudding. Even the name sounds delicious! Somewhere between the gooeyness of a brownie and the melt-in-your-mouth decadence of a molten lava cake, this one is sure to satisfy any sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Apple Pie in a Jar
Give Thanksgiving guests an extra reason to give thanks by sending them home with their very own handheld treats. This apple pie-in-a-jar recipe is seasonal, simple and the just the right amount for satisfying a holiday sweet tooth. Get the recipe.
Spiked Key Lime Margarita Pie
Start a new holiday tradition with this refreshing meal-ender that pairs a homemade pretzel and graham cracker crust with the flavors of lime, tequila and orange liquer. Get the recipe.