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Caramel sauce

There aren't many things I enjoy more than caramel. Caramel is a fantastically scrumptious mixture of butter and sugar and yum-yummy-yumminess. For Christmas I used to slave over the stove to make caramels. They took for. ev. er. to make, but they were insanely addicting. In recent years I have forgone that process because I have bad memories that involve stirring for hours upon hours, while calluses formed on the bottoms of my feet and carpel tunnel formed in my wrists. I do miss eating those ooey gooey caramels, but I have discovered another form that can be made in a fraction of the time. And it is just as good! 

I gave a jar of this caramel sauce to my sister and she loved it, too. Her favorite thing to do with it was spread it on toast. I loved it as a fruit dip. This is some seriously good stuff, you guys.

In a medium saucepan, combine:

1 stick unsalted butter

1/2 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup light brown sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

Bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and continue boiling for 3 additional minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of vanilla.

See? Isn't that easy? Callus-free carameling, people!

Transfer the caramel sauce to a pint-size glass jar (or 2 half-pint jars) and seal it with a lid. Let cool. Store the sealed jar in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Before use, microwave in 30-second intervals, stirring after each interval.

The caramel will separate a bit when it settles, but a few quick stirs will mix it up easily.

Enjoy this on basically anything! Ice cream, fruit, CARDBOARD..

Printable recipe: Caramel sauce

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Reader Comments (7)

I also enjoy caramel.. but I try not to enjoy it too often :)

02.18.2012 | Unregistered CommenterMedeja

How much does this make? It looks like about an 8 oz jar, but was just wondering. We make caramels all the time and give as gifts. I love the look on people's faces when they taste one for the first time! This looks wonderful and thanks for sharing it w/us!

02.19.2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnnette T

Hi Annette! The recipe makes 1 pint! Thanks for pointing out that I didn't include this info in the post..

02.19.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

Sounds easy to prepare. How long will this last if I make a huge batch? Thanks!

02.20.2012 | Unregistered Commentermyfudo

Nothing is better than homemade caramel. Forget the toast and fruit, just hand me a spoon and napkin bib. :-)

02.20.2012 | Unregistered CommenterValerie

myfudo: This sauce lasts forever! Well, maybe not forever, but I would say it stays good for 1-2 months at least.

02.20.2012 | Registered CommenterMegan Porta

ahhh this looks so much better than the stuff you buy at walmart. it looks so good!!

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