Dessertlover's Classic Caramel Sauce

Dessertlover's Classic Caramel Sauce

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"This is your basic caramel sauce, nothing fancy. In my opinion, a good starter recipe to maybe change to your liking afterwards."

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  • Calories:
  • 150 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 19.3g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Bring the water, sugar, and butter to a simmer in a saucepan over medium heat. Do not stir the mixture until the sugar has completely dissolved in the water. Cook uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the caramel has turned golden brown, 5 to 10 minutes.
  2. Carefully pour in a slow, steady stream of cream into the caramel while stirring constantly. The hot caramel will boil vigorously when the cream is added and solidify in areas. Add the vanilla extract and salt. Continue stirring over low heat until the caramel is smooth and creamy, 5 to 10 minutes more. Allow to cool for at least half an hour before using.
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The only way to get a nice dark color... is to put the sugar in a pan by itself, sugar melts when heated...then browns. Then add butter, then hot Boiled water & hot boiled cream...then the vani...

This is the perfect "base" recipie! I did use half brown sugar and half white sugar to give it a little bit more chew. Also, I was using this caramel for a topping on my Snickers Brownies so I a...

So delicious! I used Spiced Rum instead of water and evaporated milk instead of cream and it was delicious!