Trying to serve a refreshing dessert of fruit and caramel? Not sure what fruits pair best, and what are generally the best options? Well, these are the ones to try.
So, what fruit goes with caramel sauce? Apples, pears, peaches, bananas, grapes, cranberries, gooseberries, Kiwifruit, blackcurrants, raspberries, and oranges all go very well with caramel sauce. Typically, the best fruits to pair with caramel sauce are those that are somewhat tart and balance out the sweetness of the caramel.
Caramel sauce is generally pretty sweet.
Besides, most recipes and brands of caramel sauce call for a lot of sugar!
So, when it comes to choosing fruit, you don’t want to go too overboard on sweet fruits either.
It’s all about complimenting this sweetness, by introducing a little tartness.
But how can you eat such fruits with this sweet sauce? Let’s find out!
How To Eat Fruit With Caramel Sauce
There are two main ways to enjoy fruit with caramel sauce; dipping and drizzling.
Let us now explore how each one of these would work and how you can recreate this at home – either for yourself, your family, or your guests!
Caramel works particularly well as a dipping sauce as it is somewhat thick in consistency.
You should always have some spare napkins around, however, as it can get a bit sticky and messy.
That being said, all you need to do is serve your caramel in a bowl.
On a large plate or platter, cut some fruit up into dippable pieces.
For instance, apples are great for this as you can cut them into slices.
Just consider that not all apples are the same. Some apples for instance are more tart than others.
And you may want to seek those out instead of the sweeter varieties.
While dipping is great and fun – it’s not always ideal for certain types of fruits like pineapple or grapes, where they can be quite wet or small.
Unless you have cocktail sticks, there is generally a more appropriate means of eating – drizzling.
We will now take a look at this method of serving below.
Drizzling is perhaps the best way to utilize this sauce.
You can create a fruit medley/fruit salad; with various fruits cut up and placed into a bowl.
So you could have bananas, kiwi, grapes, and pear all cut up into small pieces.
From there, you can gently drizzle the caramel sauce over the fruit. And then, you can eat much more conveniently with a spoon.
Plus, you can add as much or as little caramel as you like with this approach.
Even adding a few tasty extras like chocolate chips, or even nuts can be a particularly delicious topping too.
They are generally best.
Particularly berries and ones that are a little sharp.
That will balance out that sweetness and give you a much more rounded, taste experience.
So whether you are creating a dessert for yourself, family or guests, give these fruits a try and see for yourself.
You’ll soon see what I mean.
Hi there. I’m Jeremy – a passionate food technologist with several decades in the food industry. With a love for sauces, food, and nutrition, I decided to create WeWantTheSauce. Here I share my experience, knowledge, and recommendations; from ingredients and recipes to storage all the way through to nutrition for every sauce imaginable.