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Decadent and sweet, this homemade caramel sauce is easy to make and finger-lickin' good. Use it to top your favorite recipes or serve it as a simple dip.

Homemade Caramel Sauce

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Decadent and sweet, this homemade caramel sauce is easy to make and finger-lickin' good. Use it to top your favorite recipes or serve it as a simple dip.

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Combine water, sugar, and salt in a medium (3qt) saucepan over medium heat. Stir until syrup comes to a boil.
  2. Let syrup simmer until honey-colored  (6-8 minutes), shaking and swirling the pot as necessary for even caramelization.
  3. Continue cooking the syrup until a light to medium amber, another minute or two.
  4. Reduce heat to medium-low and immediately add heavy cream, stirring constantly. Continue to cook until temperature reaches at least 225° F. For a thicker sauce, cook to a higher temperature, but remove before soft ball stage.
  5. Remove pot from heat and stir in vanilla. Transfer caramel to a heat-safe dish to cool.

~ Caramel will be runny when hot, and thicken when cool.

Courses Dessert

Recipe by Simple Sweet Recipes at https://simplesweetrecipes.com/homemade-caramel-sauce/