How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping for Ice Cream

Last Updated on September 12, 2020 by Ellen Christian

Caramelized apple topping is a delicious topping for ice cream or pound cake. Make up a batch today and try it.

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Do you know how to make apple topping for your ice cream? If not, you have got to try it. There are apples everywhere that I look at: the grocery store, the farm stand, and the trees outside. Of course, that means that they are one of the most affordable fruits to buy and that means my grocery budget is happy.

How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping

How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping

When you caramelize something, you cook it until the starches in the food are converted to sugar. This is generally done by cooking the food at high heat. Since fruits are naturally sweet, caramelizing fruit is fairly simple to do. We enjoy caramelized apple topping on pancakes, waffles, yogurt and even ice cream. I enjoy eating it as is but the kids and my husband use it more as a topping.

How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping

I received a De’Longhi MultiFry to try out and it has taught me an entirely new way of cooking. MultiFry is an innovative cooking appliance that combines a low-oil fryer with a multi-cooker. You can do just about everything from fried foods like French fries and mozzarella sticks to fish, stews, and ratatouilles. You can even make pizzas, cakes pies, and more! So, of course, I am going to use it to make caramelized apple topping!

How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping

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Caramelized Apple Topping

You are going to love this delicious Caramelized apple topping as is or over ice cream!

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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  • 3 to 4 apples, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp unsalted butter (NOT margarine)
  • 1/4 cup packed light brown sugar


  1. Remove the paddle from the De'Longhi MultiFry. Add the butter and close the lid. Set the thermostat to position 4. Press the bottom heating element button and press the on/off button.
  2. Heat the butter until melted and bubbly. Add the apples and cook until lightly brown - about two minutes. Stir part way through.
  3. Sprinkle the apples evenly with brown sugar. Close the lid and continue to cook, stirring once part way through cooking time, until apples are nicely glazed about 10 minutes.
  4. Serve over ice cream, yogurt, pancakes, waffles, or enjoy immediately as is.



528 cal


18 g


96 g


1 g
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This is really super easy to make and a much better choice than many of the ice cream toppings you can buy at the store. I love how handy the De’Longhi MultiCooker is because I can do so many different things in it.  Learn more about De’Longhi and what they offer today.

Why not try these air fryer baked apples next.

How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping

8 thoughts on “How to Make Caramelized Apple Topping for Ice Cream”

  1. This Caramelized Apple Topping looks so delicious. I've been looking for something different to serve for Thanksgiving dessert. Thankfully, I just found it. Thanks for the recipe.
  2. Another sugary treat I know my dad would love! Dad always ate real butter and never, ever margarine! I am patiently waiting for apple sales, which I haven't seen lately. Granted, it's been so hot here and far from feeling like fall, but Halloween is right around the corner, so I'm getting in the mood.

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