Rich and Creamy Homemade Caramel Sauce

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Everyone loves homemade caramel sauce for its luxurious and creamy texture and unique sweetness. But making it can feel intimidating and complicated. This recipe for Caramel Sauce is easy, with the perfect balance of ingredients and the right techniques to make it an indulgent and delicious treat.

How to Prepare:

  • Measure out your ingredients first, as timing is important for successful caramel sauce and you want to add them quickly and in the right order. 
  • Begin with heating water and granulated sugar together in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan – the goal is to dissolve the sugar evenly as much as possible. 
  • Gently swirl and shake the pan occasionally, making sure to not stir the mixture. 
  • You will see the caramel start to brown at the edges first – if this happens, push the liquefied sugar towards the middle of the pan with a heatproof utensil like a whisk, spatula, or wooden spoon. 
  • When all the sugar has been melted the caramel will become a deep amber color. 
  • Add the butter, keeping your face away from the pan and whisk vigorously until it has melted and fully combined. 
  • Carefully add the cream and salt, whisking until it has been fully mixed. 
  • Then transfer the mixture to a heatproof jar and, once it is warm, it can be used.
  • This caramel sauce can be refrigerated for up to two weeks and frozen for two months. However, before you use it after being refrigerated or frozen, make sure to heat it up for a few seconds in the microwave.

FAQs

Q: How long does this caramel sauce stay fresh?

A: This caramel sauce can be kept in the refrigerator for up to two weeks or in the freezer for up to two months.

Q: Does this recipe require a thermometer?

A: No, this recipe does not require a thermometer.

Creamy Homemade Caramel Sauce

Recipe by Dish Lingo
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Course: DessertCuisine: American, EuropeanDifficulty: Easy
Servings

1

cup

Everyone loves homemade caramel sauce for its luxurious and creamy texture and unique sweetness.

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup water

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter

  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream

  • One cup sugar

  • A pinch of salt

Directions

  • Measure out your ingredients first, as timing is important for successful caramel sauce and you want to add them quickly and in the right order.
  • Begin with heating water and granulated sugar together in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan – the goal is to dissolve the sugar evenly as much as possible.
  • Gently swirl and shake the pan occasionally, making sure to not stir the mixture.
  • You will see the caramel start to brown at the edges first – if this happens, push the liquefied sugar towards the middle of the pan with a heatproof utensil like a whisk, spatula, or wooden spoon.
  • When all the sugar has been melted the caramel will become a deep amber color.
  • Add the butter, keeping your face away from the pan and whisk vigorously until it has melted and fully combined.
  • Carefully add the cream and salt, whisking until it has been fully mixed.
  • Then transfer the mixture to a heatproof jar and, once it is warm, it can be used.