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CINNAMON CARAMEL APPLE DIP – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay


Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip is made with only 3 ingredients – sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips and lots of cinnamon! This easy caramel apple dip recipe is easy and delicious!

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip only takes a few minutes to make and is made with ingredients that I always keep on hand. My kids (and I) absolutely love this dip and I make it lots of times for an easy after school snack. All you have to do is heat and melt the ingredients together and then it is ready to serve immediately with apple slices.

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip is made with only 3 ingredients - sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips and lots of cinnamon! This easy caramel apple dip recipe is easy and delicious!

I have made a lot of different caramel apple dip recipes, but this one is my favorite. It’s one of the easier ones to make and the consistency is perfect. There is a pretty strong cinnamon flavor, which I love, but you can definitely reduce the amount of cinnamon in the recipe if you prefer. You can even leave the cinnamon out completely if you aren’t a cinnamon fan, and the dip is still delicious!

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip is made with only 3 ingredients - sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips and lots of cinnamon! This easy caramel apple dip recipe is easy and delicious!

Ingredients in Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

How to make Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip

Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the butterscotch chips have completely melted. (This takes a few minutes for the butterscotch chips to completely melt – they will mostly melt very quickly, but if there are still a lot of butterscotch chunks, just keep stirring! They have to get pretty hot to completely melt, but they will get there, I promise!)

Remove from heat and serve immediately with sliced apples. Refrigerate any leftovers and then reheat the dip in the microwave or on the stovetop to use again.

Step by step instructions to make caramel dip

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip

Cinnamon Caramel Apple Dip is made with only 3 ingredients – sweetened condensed milk, butterscotch chips and lots of cinnamon! This easy caramel apple dip recipe is easy and delicious! 

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Course: Snack

Cuisine: American

Keyword: cinnamon caramel apple dip

Servings: 10

Ingredients

  • 1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring until the butterscotch chips have completely melted. (This takes a few minutes for the butterscotch chips to completely melt – they will mostly melt very quickly, but if there are still a lot of butterscotch chunks, just keep stirring! They have to get pretty hot to completely melt, but they will get there, I promise!)

  • Remove from heat and serve immediately with sliced apples. Refrigerate any leftovers and then reheat the dip in the microwave or on the stovetop to use again.

 

What types of apples go best with caramel dip?

I prefer sweet and crunchy apples and usually buy Honeycrisp or Fuji apples to use with caramel apple dip. If you have never tried a Honeycrisp apple, you need to get some the next time you are the grocery store. And I’m apologizing in advance, because once you try a Honeycrisp apple, you may never be completely satisfied with any other type of apple again! I first tried Honeycrisp apples a few years ago, and I have a hard time enjoying other varieties now – they are soooo good!

I usually don’t like green apples because they are so tart, but I do like them with caramel, so that is another good option for dipping in this caramel dip. Basically any type of apple will taste even better when you dip it in caramel, so use whatever kind you like!

Dipping apples in caramel dip

Can you make caramel apple dip in the microwave?

You can easily make caramel apple dip in the microwave. I usually just make this dip on the stovetop because it is very quick and easy to do, but you can definitely make it in the microwave instead.

To make caramel apple dip in the microwave, place the butterscotch chips, sweetened condensed milk and cinnamon in a large microwaveable bowl. Heat in 60-second intervals, stirring in between each interval, until the mixture is smooth and the butterscotch chips are completely melted.

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EASY SPICED APPLE CAKE – Butter with a Side of Bread by Gordon Ramsay


Apple Spice Cake is a deliciously, moist cake made with fresh apples, applesauce, a blend of perfect spices topped with a caramel glaze! Lovely apple cake perfect for Fall baking.

spiced apple cake recipe

Hey there! Sarah from Feeding Your Fam bringing you this tasty recipe for Apple Spice Cake.

This Apple Spice Bundt Cake Recipe is one of those that has been in my recipe archive for years!! Once you make this, you will want it year round, and that’s totally fine, don’t just save this for Fall, it is perfect any time of year! It is so moist and irresistible, you will want to sit and it the whole thing yourself!

bowls filled with ingredients to make apple spice cake

Ingredients Needed for Apple Cake

To make this Apple Spice Cake you will need a few basic ingredients, things you probably already have sitting in your pantry!

To make this simple Apple Spice Cake you will need:

  • butter
  • sugar
  • eggs
  • applesauce
  • flour
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • allspice
  • soda
  • salt
  • chopped apples
  • pecans

drizzling caramel sauce on apple spice bundt cake

How to Make Apple Spice Bundt Cake

Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Prepare pan by spraying with cooking spray or greasing with butter.

In a large mixing bowl or stand mixer cream together the butter, sugar and eggs until smooth. In a separate mixing bowl combine the flour, spices, soda and salt. Whisk the dry ingredients until well blended.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar one cup at a time until well incorporated. To this mixture add in the applesauce and mix on medium until all the applesauce is blended into the cake batter.

apple spice cake batter

Peel and slice the apple into small, bite sized pieces. Try to slice the apples into pieces that are equally sized so they will all cook through. Fold the apple slices into the apple spice cake batter.

For the pecan pieces, you can buy pieces that have already been chopped or, if you are using whole pecans, slice them into small pieces using a sharp knife. Fold into the batter.

pouring apple spice cake batter into a bundt pan

Pour the batter into the prepared bundt pan. If you do not have a bundt pan, this cake can be made in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish.

Place the cake in the preheated oven and bake for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.

When the cake is done cooking, place a plate over the top of the bundt pan and turn it upside down to remove the cake from the pan.

Drizzle with warm Caramel Sauce.

caramel sauce in a sauce pan

How to Make Homemade Caramel Glaze

The caramel glaze is simple to make and only takes a few simple ingredients. You can make the sauce while the cake is baking in the oven so it is ready to drizzle on the warm cake.

To make the Caramel Sauce you will need:

  • butter
  • sweetened condensed milk
  • heavy cream
  • vanilla

In a saucepan, melt the butter and add the sweetened condensed milk and cream. Bring to a boil and continue to boil for 3-5 minutes, until the sauce has turned a golden brown color. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. With a spoon, drizzle the caramel sauce over the top of the Apple Bundt Cake.

apple spice cake with caramel frosting on a white plate

What type of Apples are best for Apple Bundt Cake?

For this Apple Cake recipe you can really use any type of apples that you prefer. For this recipe, I used Gala Apples. I think that add a little bit of sweetness to this cake.

Other varieties that would work good in this recipe are: Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Jonagold or Fuji. Just be sure you are not using mushy or soft apples, you want apples that are firm for this recipe because they will soften when cooked.

apple spice cake with caramel frosting on a white plate

Apple Spice Cake Recipe

Apple Spice Cake is a deliciously, moist cake made with fresh apples, applesauce, a blend of perfect spices topped with a caramel glaze! Lovely apple cake perfect for Fall baking. 

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Course: Cake, Dessert

Cuisine: American

Keyword: apple spice cake

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 20

Calories: 297kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup chopped apples
  • 1 1/2 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (optional)

Caramel Glaze ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

How to Make an Apple Spice Cake

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF. Prepare a bundt pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.

  • In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl with a hand mixer, cream together the butter, sugar and eggs until smooth.

  • In a separate mixing bowl whisk together the flour, spices, salt and soda. Add to the butter mixture one cup at a time, mixing after each cup.

  • To the batter add the applesauce and mix until well combined. Fold in the chopped apples and pecan pieces.

  • Pour into prepared pan and bake in the oven for 45-50 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

  • Place a plate over the bundt pan and turn the pan upside down to remove the cake from the pan.

How to make Caramel Glaze

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the butter.

  • Add in the sweetened condensed milk and cream and bring to a boil. Simmer for an additional 3-5 minutes until the caramel turns a golden color.

  • Remove from the heat and add the vanilla.

  • Drizzle over the Apple Spice Bundt Cake.

Nutrition

Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 311mg | Potassium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 423IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 1mg

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Homestead Banana Bread – Southern Plate by Gordon Ramsay


Homestead Banana Bread

I can never have too many varieties of Banana Bread in my life and so today, I’m bringing you another recipe for another one of my favorites: Homestead Banana Bread. This Banana Bread is one of the most tender crumbed and flavorful ones you’ll find, thanks to the incorporation of an entire brick of cream cheese within the batter itself. It steps further into bliss with the deliciously wonderful topping of seasonal spices and toasted pecans. No matter how recently you’ve made banana bread, Homestead Banana Bread is calling your name! I encourage you to print out the recipe today and keep it close at hand for the next time the baking bug bites ya. If you’d like the recipe, scroll right down to the next photo or to the bottom for the printable recipe card. If you’ve a mind to visit a bit today, keep reading. 

I have this little book of random questions, journaling prompts that I use when I need a little inspiration about what to write about. I’m big on keeping a journal. I think most adults need this but, in absence of it, they use facebook to record thoughts and feelings that are best sorted out in a journal. That’s how you end up with the culture we have today😳and that culture is what keeps me motivated to write a journal!

Today’s journal question was “What is the life you’d have it nothing stood in your way?”. My brain immediately brought this life to mind, clear as a bell. Away from the world, on a wooded mountain, with a cabin, and trees, and peace. My family, my Bibles, my notebooks, and my pens. Rocking chair on the porch and time outside going for walks to gather my thoughts and returning to that rocking chair to write them out. In between this I’d be in the kitchen cooking up heartwarming meals and after that I’d be back on that porch, sitting beside Ricky with cups of coffee, growing our wisdom together. 

But the thing about scenarios like that is that we will never have an ideal scenario. Unfortunately, without even realizing it, many of us take an “ideal or nothing” approach to enjoying our lives. This is a tragic way to live.

There is a photography term known as the bokeh effect. The result of this effect is that a portion of the photo is in tight focus and the rest of the picture is blurred. All you see is what you are focused on. Sadly, I think a lot of our lives end up lost in the blur when we focus on the hope for perfection. But if we adjust our focus, pull out of the shot a bit, and look at the whole picture we are generally surprised by how much beauty is in the scene that may have been entirely overlooked. 

And so rather than waiting for the perfect future that my brain conjures up- I widen my focus, realizing that this very day, where I am right now, I can grab my Bibles and notebooks and pens an walk out onto my back porch, look up and pine trees and process my thoughts. The only thing keeping us from living our dreams on most days is a realization of how much of that dream for the future already exists in the blessings of the present. 

Homestead Banana BreadTo make this, you’ll need: butter, cream cheese, sugar, eggs, self rising flour, bananas, chopped pecans, vanilla, cinnamon, allspice, and cloves. 

Now, unlike my cream cheese filled banana bread with a ribbon of cream cheese inside it, this cream cheese is going to become part of our batter. By incorporating it into the batter, we’ll end up with a much more tender and flavorful banana bread. 

Note: It is incredibly important that your cream cheese and butter be at room temp so they will blend in well. I usually just sit them on the counter at night before going to bed and make Homestead Banana Bread in the morning. 

Homestead Banana Bread

For the topping you’ll also need brown sugar, more butter, and a wee bit of flour (all purpose or plain is fine). Go ahead and stir these together until they look like this: 

Homestead Banana Bread

Set that aside and we’ll use it in a minute. Now, let’s make our batter.

Homestead Banana Bread

Place butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs and sugar and beat again until mixed. Add in flour, bananas, 1 cup of chopped pecans, and spices. Mix until fully incorporated. Bananas will still have some chunks and batter will be thick.

Homestead Banana Bread

Spray two loaf pans liberally with baking spray. Divide Homestead Banana Bread batter evenly among loaf pans.

Homestead Banana Bread

Sprinkle the topping over the batter in each pan.

Homestead Banana Bread

Sprinkle with remaining pecans.

Bake 350 at one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent pecans from burning.

Homestead Banana Bread

Oh mercy! This is even more delicious than it looks.

Homestead Banana Bread

Oh my! If you’re in my fellowship group, I may have to bring Homestead Banana Bread to our picnic at the end of October! If you’re not in my fellowship group and would like to learn more, click here.

I hope you get to make this soon. Make sure you print out the recipe to have on hand!

 

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter at room temp
  • 8 ounces cream cheese at room temp
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups self rising flour
  • 4 medium ripe bananas
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cloves

Topping

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar dark or light, your preference
  • 2 tablespoons softened butter
  • 2 tablespoons flour plain or self rising is fine

Instructions

  • In small bowl, stir together topping ingredients and set aside.

  • Place butter and cream cheese in mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer until well blended and fluffy. Add eggs and sugar and beat again until mixed. Add in flour, bananas, 1 cup of chopped pecans, and spices. Mix until fully incorporated. Bananas will still have some chunks and batter will be thick. 

  • Spray two 9×5 loaf pans liberally with baking spray. Divide mixture evenly among loaf pans. Sprinkle with topping mixture and remaining pecans.

  • Bake 350 at one hour, or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, covering with foil after 30 minutes to prevent pecans from burning. Allow to cool in pan for ten minutes before turning out. Enjoy!

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