Homemade Caramel Apple Dip

Adapted from Favorite Recipes of America:  Desserts including Party Beverages (1968)


Units Scale
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 2 cups light brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter


Break egg into a double boiler or heavy bottom saucepan, whisk lightly. Add remaining ingredients.

Cook on medium heat, whisking frequently until mixture starts to bubble. Cook for a few minutes, whisking constantly, until thick. Do not boil at high heat or you are likely to overcook your egg and cream.

Pour into a heat proof container (I use pyrex); cover and refrigerate. Mixture will thicken more as it cools.


Makes around 2 1/2 cups. Keeps for about a week in the fridge. Also goes well with other firm fresh fruits such as pears or not too ripe bananas, and makes an excellent ice cream topping.