Dessertlover's Classic Caramel Sauce

Dessertlover's Classic Caramel Sauce

93 Reviews 6 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    15 m
  • Ready In

    55 m
Dessertlover
Recipe by  Dessertlover

“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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Ingredients

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Original recipe yields 2 cups

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Directions

  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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Reviews (93)

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Eileen
103

Eileen

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 vanilla extract and salt.

mexican lover
57

mexican lover

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 added about 1 cup of marshmallows at the end with the cream to give the sauce a bit of the nougat taste that I was looking for. This sauce turned out great!

Lady A.
46

Lady A.

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

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Nutrition

Amount Per Serving (16 total)

  • Calories
  • 150 cal
  • 7%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs
  • 19.3 g
  • 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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