Thick and creamy homemade caramel sauce is one of the most amazingly divine treats and it’s super easy to make! You simply melt some sugar in a pan and simmer it until it starts to turn a nice amber colour before adding some cream and butter and optionally some flavours like vanilla or salt. After letting it cool a bit you are ready to go to use the caramel sauce on whatever you like from simply with apples to on melting vanilla ice cream to apple pies, etc. (Take a look below the recipe to find some ideas about what you can use it on!) The caramel sauce will keep in the fridge for months and it makes for a great present for the holidays! That is if you can bring yourself to part with it! My precious!
The recipe easily doubles, triples, etc; so make a lot of it! 🙂
Velvety smooth, melt in your mouth homemade caramel sauce that is so easy to make!
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt (optional)
- Mix the sugar and water in a large sauce pan, bring to a boil over medium heat and let simmer until it turns a medium amber colour.
- Carefully pour in the heavy cream, stir the mixture until it is smooth and simmering until any lumps have melted.
- Stir in the butter, remove from heat, allow to cool for a few minutes and stir in the vanilla extract and salt if using.
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