Is there anything more gorgeous than the sight of drizzling caramel? Homemade caramel just adds the perfect sweetness to a favorite dessert, and is much easier to make than many people think! This list of caramel desserts features all kinds of recipes, including pies, cakes and so much more. If you have a caramel lover in your house, you’ll find plenty of recipes you need to try.
To make the pie extra special, roast your own pumpkin. I promise it is it worth it, and not nearly as hard as it sounds. Canned is fine too, and no matter how you get your pumpkin flavor, the resulting combination of flavors in this pie is a must for your dessert table.Get the recipe
Every Passover I make this chocolate caramel matzo recipe from Marcy Goldman's classic book A Treasury of Jewish Holiday Baking. As a dessert, matzo never inspired me until I was introduced me to Marcy Goldman's recipe she calls: "My Trademark, most requested, absolutely magnificent caramel matzoh crunch!" It really is magnificent and a bit addictive, which is why I save it for Passover!Get the recipe
The homemade chocolate wafers in this icebox cake make a big difference. They are intensely chocolate and less sweet, which gives the cake so much more personality. When you slice into the icebox cake you reveal the beautiful stripes of caramel and chocolate. You can simply spread the top with the caramel whipped cream, or pipe a fancier design.Get the recipe
There is a deep, rich banana flavor to this banana pudding. It is crammed full of ripe, soft bananas in every component, which gives it a natural sweetness that is complimented by the bourbon and caramel flavors.Get the recipe
Butterscotch pudding is an absolute classic, and this version features coffee-caramel bananas that balance the flavors beautifully. The coffee cuts through the sweetness just the right amount so you get a sweet, rich bite that isn't overwhelming.Get the recipe
A croquembouche (kroke-em-boosh) is a tower of profiteroles (cream puffs) stuck together with a thin layer of crisp caramel, which gives the dessert its name, “crocque em bouche” or “crunches in the mouth.” This dramatic pile of puffs is typically served at weddings, but I’ve taken liberties and find it a worthy dessert for any big occasion.Get the recipe