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Apr 22, 2009 04:36 PM

need recipe for non-dairy caramel sauce

Anyone? on a temporarily limited diet, no fat.

Can I make a decent caramel (not burnt sugar) sauce? Cravin it.


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  1. try subbing evaporated fat free milk for the heavy cream in a standard recipe, and omit the butter. it won't be perfect, but hopefully it will satisfy your craving.

    if that doesn't work, i've seen recipes that call for cornstarch or fat free dry milk powder. you could do a Google search for one of those.

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    1. re: goodhealthgourmet

      sounds like the ticket. Tummy's a bit fat-phobic right now.

    2. You might want to try this link-

      I haven't tried this personally, but it seems to be getting some pretty decent reviews

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      1. re: feycat

        OP specified no fat, with which vegan margarine & soy creamer are both loaded...

      2. I've been wanting to try this coconut dulce de leche recipe since I found it -- I just haven't had a reason to make it yet. It gets decent reviews and sounds delicious.

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        1. re: Dizzied

          as with the vegan margarine & soy milk in a recipe suggested above, coconut milk is *extremely* high in fat, and the OP requested no fat.

          1. re: goodhealthgourmet

            Yes, the OP phrased the initial question wrong. She meant "no cream" not "no dairy" as she was concerned about the fat content, not whether it was free of dairy products for some reason (kosher, vegan, etc.).

            1. re: Ruth Lafler

              thanks, Ruth; yes I was a bit delerious from fever and no food. Much better now.

              1. re: toodie jane

                Glad you're feeling better! I know how it feels to be sick and have a food craving at the same time. Did you try the suggestion goodhealthgourmet made?

        2. I haven't made it, but the book "A Passion for Desserts" by an author whose name escapes me, has a caramel recipe that replaces cream with apple juice/cider. It is a traditional recipe made by caramelizing the sugar and then adding the liquid, though. Might be worth considering with a brown sugar sauce, though.

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            1. re: goodhealthgourmet

              Thanks - I was totally drawing a blank on her name.

              I'd have to look at the cookbook to be sure, but I thought it was simpler than that, and didn't have an apple reduction. I really remember it just replacing the cream with apple juice. To be fair, it could have been in the ice cream book. I"ll look it up later tonight.