Cajeta and dulce de leche are often sold in the Mexican foods aisle. Goya is a commonly available brand. If you can't find canned or bottled cajeta, dulce de leche or caramel sauce, or if you, like me, prefer to make your own, you can find a recipe for homemade dulce de leche at www.foodiewithfamily.com.
Mexican Caramel Apple Sundaes
2 large, tart cooking apples (Granny Smith is a good choice)
1 t. lemon juice
2 T. unsalted butter
1 c. dulce de leche, cajeta or caramel sundae sauce
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 t. pure vanilla extract
Pinch of kosher salt
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Chopped, toasted nuts, optional
Peel, core and thinly slice the apples. Place apples in a bowl and toss with the lemon juice and the pinch of salt. Set aside.
Melt the butter in a medium-sized, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium-low heat. Pour the apples and the juice into the skillet and stir gently to evenly distribute the apples in the pan. Pour the dulce de leche, cajeta or caramel sauce over the apples.
Cook for 6-10 minutes, stirring regularly, until apples are tender but not mushy. Remove from heat and stir in the cinnamon and vanilla extract.
Spoon the topping over bowls of vanilla ice cream. If desired, sprinkle chopped nuts over the top of each sundae.
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