Four Courses of Thanksgiving | Caramel Apple Sundae

Save room for dessert! Here’s a recipe of a deconstructed version of the fall classic: The Caramel Apple Sundae.

Granny Smith Apples - recipe for caramel apple sundae

Recipe for Caramel Apple Sundae - deconstrcuted versionCaramel Apple Sundae


  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 4 medium-size, Granny Smith apples (about 1¼ pound), peeled, cored and cut into half-inch slices
  • 1 small jar caramel sauce
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream
  • 1 cup salted cocktail peanuts, roughly chopped


  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add apples and sauté, turning occasionally for even cooking, until slightly golden and softened but still holding shape, about 10-12 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over medium heat, add caramel sauce and heat gently.
  3. Disperse apples into 4 serving bowls and spoon warm caramel sauce over.
  4. Top each with a scoop of ice cream, spoon more caramel over the top and garnish with peanuts.

Fresh hot caramel made for the Caramel Apple Sundae recipe

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