This Sky High Salted Caramel Chocolate Pie is a make-ahead, no-bake chocolate pie that came to me while I was making the special dessert for Valentine’s Day this year at the restaurant. It’s super easy with intensely deep, layered flavors of coffee and brandy which enhance the chocolate. It can be frozen in part or as a finished dessert. The really neat thing about this pie is that, when cut, it forms its own sauce as the salted caramel layer slowly oozes out to form a puddle around the base. Continue reading
This Pumpkin Cheesecake is highlighted by an out of this world Salted Caramel sauce. As if that weren’t enough it is easy to put together with all the flavors of the season.
The most frustrating part of cheesecakes is the possibility of their cracking.
Most of my cheesecakes at the bakery were baked at 350°F. After the specified time for baking, the ovens were turned off and the cheesecakes sat in the ovens for another specified amount of time, usually the same amount as they baked. Continue reading
Apple Pie ala Mode is one of my favorite desserts but once the boys were out on their own one of my biggest challenges was what to do with full size desserts. Even more so today since Mike has diabetes and the last thing I need is a whole pie! The neighbors can only eat so much!
So I came up with an Apple Pie ala Mode ala minute. A way to have apple pie, with or without the ice cream, at a moment’s notice. And what an apple pie –spiced apples, pate brisee crust and vanilla ice cream all topped off with a salted caramel sauce.
The salt can be omitted from the sauce if desired or more can be added. But this is, hands down the best caramel sauce to be found. It’s also one of the easiest. You don’t even need a thermometer. Think of everything you can do with it. World class turtle sundaes, apple slices dipped in the sauce, or just drizzled (heavily!) on vanilla ice cream. It tastes just like my favorite ice cream, Hagan Das Caramel Cone ice cream. How much better can this sauce get. Oh, did I mention it only takes about 15 minutes to make. Easy enough to always have on hand.
This sauce is from Averie Cooks who has a great blog. She is correct in that is is a really easy recipe to make. Just make sure you take the sugar syrup dark enough.