Sunday, June 12, 2016

Recipe: Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Hey All!!
I am back with such an amazing recipe that I just could not resist sharing. It is extremely delicious and perfect alone or as a topping. I give you my homemade caramel sauce.

First off, you have to have a bit of time to dedicate to making this. You have to constantly watch and stir the suace to ensure the consistency comes out correctly. This sauce takes about 20 minutes to make and with only 4 ingredients, it is fairly inexpensive. But, it is a must in my house as a topping!

1 Cup Sugar
6 Tbsp salted butter, cut into 6 pieces
1/2 C Heavy Cream
1 Tsp Salt

  1. In a small saucepan, heat sugar over medium heat. Stir sugar constantly until it starts to melt and form brown clumps (I used a wooden spatula since that was the most heat-resistant spatula I had on hand). Continue to stir - this is the longest part of the process and will take the longest but hang in there! Once the sugar is melted and looks like a rice consistency, you are half way there. Once it molds itself into a thicker texture, like a ball, you are ready to move on.
  2. Add the butter, one piece at a time. Be careful to keep stirring as the caramel will bubble as you add each piece of butter. Stir about 2-3 minutes between each cube of butter until well blended. Once all butter is incorporated, it should have the consistency of creamy peanut butter.
  3. Slowly drizzle in the heavy cream as you continue to stir. Just like the butter, the mixture will begin to bubble as you add the cream so keep stirring. 
  4. Allow the mixture to boil for a minute, then remove from heat and immediately stir in the salt. Set aside and allow to cool before using. Store the remaining mixture in glass jar for ease. Refrigerate and Enjoy

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