How to Make Caramel Sauce

Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe

Homemade Caramel Sauce For many, caramel sauce seems ambitious. Getting the texture and flavor right may seem complicated but with an easy caramel sauce recipe, it can be done. People have been in love with caramel for years. Unfortunately, no one knows when this special confection was turned into a sauce. Caramels, the candies, are believed to have been made for the first time somewhere between the 1650s and the 1800s. The maker was likely an American settler that decided to add milk and butter while making candy. You see, back in the day, settlers made their own hard candies in kettles. In the mid-1800s more and more people were eating caramel. Milton Hershey, yeah the Hershey’s chocolate guy, actually started with caramels. Popularity grew and sometime between then and now, rich, sweet caramel sauce was created.

Place of Origin: Recipe difficulty:
America? Easy
Preparation Time: Cook Time:
5 minutes 8 minutes
Yields: 3 cups, servings vary

Caramel Sauce Ingredients

  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make Caramel Sauce?

Recipe for Caramel Sauce – Step by Step Instructions:

1. Pour the heavy cream into a medium saucepan and heat over medium low.
2. Add the brown sugar, a pinch of salt and stir until the brown sugar and heavy cream start to come together.
3. Slowly add chunks of butter as you stir to melt the butter into the sugar and cream mixture.
4. Increase heat a bit to bring to a rolling boil.
5. Allow to cook for 5 minutes or until thick and luscious.
6. Remove from the heat and stir in the corn syrup as well as the vanilla extract.
7. Set aside to cool for 5-7 minutes.
8. Serve over your favorite dessert or transfer to an airtight container before storing the caramel sauce in the fridge.

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Tips for using – Caramel Sauce for Ice Cream

There are endless uses for a sweet, indulgent caramel sauce. For a simple application, the sauce can be served over ice cream, an ice cream sundae, frozen yogurt or even stirred into plain yogurt. For those that want to get more creative in the kitchen, the sauce is a great addition to apple pie filling, it can be drizzled over a tart, can be used to add another layer of flavor to cakes, cupcakes and more. The caramel sauce can even be used to soak cake prior to frosting for an extra decadent touch or served as a dipping sauce for apples.

Chocolate and vanilla ice cream sprinkled caramel topping

Chocolate and vanilla ice cream sprinkled caramel topping

Homemade Caramel Sauce is fit for:

Vegetarian diet, gluten free diet and GERD diet.

This easy caramel sauce recipe really is a cinch. When making your own batch, focus on getting a thick, smooth sauce. The way to do that is making sure the sugar melts into that heavy cream. Slowly adding the additional fat (butter) also helps get the texture just right by helping the sugar dissolve and combine with the cream to create that deep, rich caramel flavor. The corn syrup also helps with texture. Although it can be left out, it is highly recommended. Corn syrup prevents the sugar in the sauce from crystallizing.

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What else can you dip in caramel sauce besides apples?

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Category: Sweet sauces

Origin: America, USA

Diets: GERD diet, Gluten free, Vegetarian diet

Meals: Cake, Fruit, Ice cream, Pie, Yoghurt

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