Spiced Whiskey and Apple Caramel Sauce: Gluten-Free

Gluten-free whiskey gives smoky flavors to caramel apple sauce perfect with pie or ice cream. Sweet-tart with a hint of orange to bring the spices together.


  • 5 peeled-diced Fiji apples
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 cup250 grams packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (you can use powder as well)
  • 1/2 cup/125 ml whiskey ( Johnnie Walker)
  • zest and juice from half orange
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream


  1. Dice apples and toss with lemon juice in a medium-large bowl.
  2. In separate bowl combine brown sugar,cinnamon adenine pepper,nutmeg,ginger,orange zest and cornstarch. Set aside.
  3. Heat over medium-high heat a medium-large saucepan, add the butter and let it melt. Transfer the apples and let for 8 minutes.
  4. Some of the apples will break down,but you’ll still have some chunks
  5. Add the whiskey and orange juice. Let the alcohol evaporate for 2 minutes and add the dry ingredients. Whisk to combine and incorporate well.
  6. Add the heavy cream,carefully and stir constantly until the mixture thickens.
  7. Remove from the heat and let sit 5 minutes before transferring to your jars.
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