Caramel Apple Sundaes

  • Yield 4 servings

Vanilla gelato, frozen yogurt or even soy- or rice-based frozen dessert can be substituted for the ice cream in these gooey sundaes.

High Cotton Food Styling and Photography

Oversize martini glasses make a stylish presentation for the sundaes.


1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups diced, peeled apple
1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
1 pinch ground nutmeg
1 pint vanilla ice cream
4 tablespoons jarred caramel topping, at room temperature
4 teaspoons coarsely chopped lightly salted peanuts


  1. Melt butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add apples, sugar and nutmeg.  Cook, turning occasionally with a large spoon, 7 minutes or until golden brown and nearly tender.
  2. Place scoops of ice cream in individual serving dishes.  Top with caramel topping, caramelized apples and peanuts.