3 ingredient, 5 minute Caramel Sauce with Paleo Option (and Caramel Apple Nachos)


Without a little self-control, I would probably drink this stuff by the bucket. It’s that good, and so easy to make. It only takes 3 simple ingredients that you probably already have. It’s delicious as an apple dip, over ice cream, by the spoonful, you name it. I like to drizzle it over sliced apples with melted chocolate and pecans to make deconstructed caramel apple nachos!


  • 4 TB butter
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup cream (use coconut milk for a non-dairy, Paleo alternative)


Bring all ingredients to a boil in a saucepan. Reduce to simmer and simmer for about 5 minutes, stirring frequently. Cool and serve. It will get thicker as it sits, and becomes very thick after being refrigerated.