Caramel Apple Pie Sundae

Homemade vanilla bean ice cream and cinnamon apples are topped with caramel sauce, whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon to create a delectable Caramel Apple Pie Sundae!

Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon!

Apple season is right around the corner and I’m sharing a fresh apple dessert that is a great option for summer or fall. The first time I made this homemade Caramel Apple Pie Sundae I told my husband that he should drive home quickly because this sundae was too good to miss. He actually drove home from work during lunch that day to be one of the first people to taste this sundae. He claimed that it was well worth his drive home and also said that he would arrive promptly any time I wanted to make this sundae. Not only is this one of my favorite ways to make a sundae but everyone else loves it too.

Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon!

An apple pie sundae is so simple yet incredibly delicious. I used my KitchenAid® ice cream maker attachment with my KitchenAid stand mixer to make homemade vanilla bean ice cream. In fact, everything is homemade from the warm cinnamon sugar apples to the delectable caramel sauce.

I know that homemade caramel sauce can be quite intimidating. The first time I made homemade caramel sauce I failed to read the instructions carefully and burned the entire batch. To ensure the perfect consistency, texture and flavor of caramel sauce pay attention to the heat and stir constantly when advised in the recipe. The sauce can heat up very quickly so be sure to maintain the correct temperature.  Throughout the fall I love to make homemade caramel sauce to spread over ice cream sundaes, fresh sliced apples and more. After you make it once, you will want to make it again and again.

Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon!

Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon!

Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon!

Don’t wait any longer, grab your KitchenAid stand mixer and KitchenAid ice cream maker attachment and make this Caramel Apple Pie Sundae as soon as possible. Top a few scoops of vanilla bean ice cream with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream to create a dessert that you can enjoy all season long!

Yields 4-6 servings

Caramel Apple Pie Sundae
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    For the vanilla ice cream:
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • For the caramel sauce:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • For the cinnamon apples:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3 cups peeled and chopped apples
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ cup water plus 2 tablespoons water, divided
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • For the whipped cream:
  • 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon confectioners' sugar
  • cinnamon, for garnish


  1. To make the ice cream, heat 1 cup of the heavy cream, sugar and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally. Once sugar is melted, remove from heat and stir in remaining cup of cream, milk and vanilla. Chill mixture in the refrigerator. Once chilled, freeze the mixture in your ice cream maker according to manufacturer's instructions. Store in a freezer-safe container in the freezer until ready to serve.
  2. To make the caramel sauce, heat sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly. The sugar will start to clump and then melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Be careful not to burn. Once sugar is melted add the butter. Be careful because the caramel will bubble when the butter is added. Stir the butter into the caramel until melted, about 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Very slowly, pour heavy cream into caramel while stirring. Be careful because the mixture will rapidly bubble and/or splatter when heavy cream is added. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  4. To make the apple topping, heat the butter in a medium-large skillet. Stir in the apples, sugar and cinnamon. Heat until the fruit begins to release its juices. Add ½ cup of water to the pan and bring the mixture to a low simmer. Cook until the apples are just fork tender but not mushy. In a small bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons of water with the cornstarch, and whisk lightly until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the apples and cook 1-2 minutes more, until the mixture has thickened. Let cool thoroughly.
  5. To make the whipped cream, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whip attachment (you can also use a hand mixer) add the heavy cream. Beat on high speed until soft peaks form. Add the confectioners' sugar and whip until stiff peaks form.
  6. To assemble the sundaes add two or three scoops of ice cream to a small bowl or multiple bowls. Top each sundae with cinnamon apples, caramel sauce and whipped cream. Garnish with a dash of cinnamon and serve immediately. Store any leftover caramel in a sealed jar in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Reheat caramel briefly before using to achieve the right consistency.

Source: Spoonful of Flavor

Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes are made with homemade cinnamon apples, vanilla bean ice cream, caramel sauce, fresh whipped cream and cinnamon!

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Baked Apple Pie Eggrolls
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I created this post in partnership with KitchenAid. Thank you for helping support brands that I love!


  1. Alice @ Hip Foodie Mom

    Ashley, I love these caramel apple pie sundaes! because ice cream would be devoured all year round! 🙂 these look crazy good! and look at you with all of your fabulous KitchenAid attachments love!!!

  2. Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness

    I L-O-V-E my ice cream maker attachment, and seriously need to use it a bazillion times more than I currently do. And with this DELISH dessert, you better believe I will be! Pinned!

  3. Anu-My Ginger Garlic Kitchen

    OH WOW! Loved these caramel apple pie sundaes, Ashley! They look absolutely stunning and full of yummy flavors! And your KitchenAid attachments are absolutely gorgeous. Just so pretty!

  4. Kelly

    This caramel apple pie sundae looks sensational, Ashley! I love my KitchenAid ice cream attachment and haven’t used it nearly enough this summer. I can’t wait to try making your gorgeous sundae with it next 🙂

  5. Danae @ Recipe Runner

    Well you just combined three of my favorite things into one amazing dessert! I will most definitely be making these sundaes this fall if not sooner!

  6. Jen | Baked by an Introvert

    Caramel apple pie sundaes sound delightful. I can eat ice cream any time of year! I need to add to my KitchenAid attachment collection. I currently have… none.

  7. Katalina @ Peas and Peonies

    Hi, I will take all of those apple pie sundaes, all of them no exception and I don’t even consider sharing, wow they look crazy good!

  8. Lauren Gaskill | Making Life Sweet

    I feel like burning caramel is a rite of passage for many bakers! So excited that apple season is upon us. I will definitely be trying these! YUM.

  9. Sarah @Whole and Heavenly Oven

    Oh, gosh I am SO ready for caramel apple everything! I could definitely see myself starting with a sundae. I mean, these look absolutely insane, Ashley! Love!!

  10. Ana | Espresso My Kitchen

    Love everything about this recipe! Apples + cinnamon are just perfect together. Looking forward to apple seaso and can’t wait to try this recipe! Pinned 🙂

  11. Ashley

    haha I love that your husband drove home for this! And I can totally see why! Yay for apple season! I’m so excited for all things Fall-ish!

  12. Kelley

    Wow! These look so amazing!!!! Yum!

  13. Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat

    I love this delicious sundae! I would drive home for lunch too if it meant I got one of these!

  14. Julie | Small Green Kitchen

    You are awesome for making the apples from scratch (and I knew they would be from scratch because all of your recipes are awesome like that!) These little caramel apple pie sundaes have me yearning for fall and wishing I had one right now to have for dessert. 🙂

  15. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Oh my goodness! Ashley! I need to come over for dessert – these look incredible!!!

  16. Emily @ Layers of Happiness

    I am drooling over these sundaes… I’ve always wondered why ice cream shops don’t do brownie sundaes AND pie sundaes!

  17. ZazaCook

    Oh, delicious!! I would love to eat one right now!!

  18. Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary

    Oh My! This sundae looks STELLAR! Like totally craving this for breakfast! (<– that's perfectly acceptable, right?) So MUCH YUM is going in these! I love all of it – Homemade vanilla ice cream, cinnamon apples, caramel sauce AND whipped cream? Yeah, I NEED this! Pinned! Cheers, girlie!

  19. Cyndi - My Kitchen Craze

    These Caramel Apple Pie Sundaes look delicious! I remember making caramel sauce my first time and I totally burned it too. Oops. I need to make these soon!

  20. amanda

    This has me drooling on my keyboard!

  21. Zainab

    Oh I love these!! Crazy excited for the fall and I love these cute cups of happiness.

  22. Marissa | Pinch and Swirl

    I’m not exaggerating when I say that I believe you have created the perfect dessert. I mean PERFECT. I am so making this, Ashley!!

  23. Cathy

    Wow! This is mouthwatering amazing! I would love for you to share this at my party Making Memories Mondays that is going on now! Hope to see you there! 🙂

  24. Megan - The Emotional Baker

    I love that your husband came home for this awesome treat – I would, too 😉 Can’t wait to pick apples and give this a try!

  25. Paula

    Wow these look so yummy! The caramel sauce looks delicious as well 🙂

  26. Bintu @ Recipes From A Pantry

    Just popped in after seeing you post over on Blahnik Baker. Perfect thing to make with our abundance of apples that we normally have.

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  31. Akaleistar

    That sundae looks amazing!

  32. Karly

    This looks absolutely delicious! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  33. Deb- It's me, debcb!

    Caramel apples are so hard to eat. This makes it easy and fun! Thanks so much for linking up at the Best of the Blogosphere Linky party! Pinning!

  34. Desiree @ The36thAvenue

    Ashley, this is looking delicious!
    I’ll be featuring your recipe on the blog tomorrow… THANK YOU SO MUCH for partying with us!

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  39. Debi @ Surroundings by Debi

    Ashley – What can I say??? This sundae looks amazing! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop! Stop by today where I have featured you on my Tuesday Treasures!

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