I found a very easy caramel sauce recipe and added my own flourishes and it came out wonderful if I do say so myself. The sauce can be used on apples, ice cream, cake etc... ( it can even just be licked out of the bowl or off your finger)
I tripled this recipe to make the large quantity that I was giving away
3/4 Cup brown sugar
3/4 Cup white sugar
1/2 Cup corn syrup
1/3 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp. vanilla
In a medium sauce pan combine brown sugar, white sugar, corn syrup and butter. cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a full rolling boil. (It took mine about 5 minutes)
Remove from heat and let the syrup mixture cool for 5 - 8 minutes. add whipping cream and vanilla to syrup mixture , using a wire whisk mix completely. This will make approximately 2 1/2 cups of sauce. The sauce needs to be refrigerated and can be rewarmed. It will last in the refrigerator 2-3 weeks.
I tripled the recipe and poured mine into the 4oz quilted jelly jars from ball . They are about $9 a dozen at Wal-Mart.
I put the jar in a cellophane bag with a fresh crisp Gala apple on top and added a tag and a bow!
I will be glad to share my Happy Fall Y'all tags with anyone who would like them