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Spiced Maple Caramel Sauce

Servings: 8


  • 4 <g class="gr_ gr_98 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling" id="98" data-gr-id="98">Tbs</g> grass-fed pasture-raised butter
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 1 tsp <g class="gr_ gr_103 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="103" data-gr-id="103">unsulfured</g> blackstrap <g class="gr_ gr_104 gr-alert gr_spell ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" id="104" data-gr-id="104">mollasses</g>
  • ½ cup grass-fed pasture-raised heavy whipping cream
  • 1 Tbs unfiltered apple cider
  • 1/4 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice mix I like the one from Trader Joes
  • ¼ tsp fine ground sea salt
  • I recommend using organic ingredients when possible.


  • Add butter to a small saucepan over medium heat. When it begins to froth, add the maple syrup and molasses, and whisk well. When the mixture begins to bubble and froth whisk in the apple cider and lemon juice. Continue whisking for 2 minutes, the color will deepen.
  • Slowly drizzle in the heavy cream, and continue to whisk until the mixture begins to bubble and froth again (about 1 minute). Set burner to low and continue to whisk the caramel mixture for another 5 or 6 minutes, or until it reduces and becomes thick and sticky.
  • Take off the heat and add the vanilla, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Mix well and serve while warm.
  • Makes 1/2 cup of caramel sauce.