This caramel ganache is rich, creamy and so versatile it can be used in many ways. From drizzling on cakes to dipping apples slices in it . I came up with this recipe after having a little experience while working my other job when a recipe called for not 1 , not 2 , but 3 ice water bathes for different fillings for a cake. Using the one ice water bath for this recipe is not big deal, lol. I recently had to alter this recipe because the chocolate company I got caramel from went out of business, it was a very sad day for me. After a little experimenting this recipe came together great with easy to find Kraft Caramel candies.
What is Caramel Ganache used for?
- Perfect for dipping apples or even pretzels
- Drizzled on a Cake like my Caramel Apple Cake
- Drizzled on Ice cream, It’s better the stuff in the jar
How to make Caramel Ganache
Unwrap all of the caramels candies, cut each into 4 pieces and place them in a medium bowl
Bring the heavy whipping cream up to a boil
Pour the hot cream over the chopped caramel. Cover the bowl with a plate to trap the heat and let sit for 5 minutes
After 5 minutes the caramel will be soft but not melted, in 30 second intervals heat it in the microwave . Stir well in between, it is ready for the next step when the mixture is completely smooth.
Prepare an ice water bath in a larger mixing bowl your other bowl will fit in
Now place the smaller bowl with the caramel mixture into a ice water bath and beat with an electric mixer, stopping to scrap down the sides.
This will take about 5 minutes but eventually the mixture will get creamy and thicken, you want the consistency to be able to drizzle off a spoon but thicker than melted caramel
Enjoy how ever you like..if you eat this with apples it is highly addictive! LOL
**This was originally posted October 19, 2019 and updated August 4, 2020 due to the brand of caramel not being available