Move over hot fudge, there’s a new kid in town. Salted caramel has become extremely popular over the last few years, and this recipe is one you’ll want to make and share. It’s extremely easy but does take patience. The results are incredible–sweet, creamy, and the perfect amount of salt combine to make one fantastic caramel sauce!
I used 4 ounce Mason jars, and this recipe makes 12 ounces. This sauce makes a wonderful gift for teachers, friends, hostesses, in-laws, neighbors, the mailman, coworkers……..the list is endless!
Melting the sugar takes about 10-12 minutes, and the photo above represents the color change it goes through to become caramel. Be sure you have all of your ingredients ready to go, you don’t want to leave it unattended or it can burn.
Recipe for Salted Caramel Sauce–from Allrecipes.com
- 1 cup white sugar
- 5 tablespoons of unsalted butter, cut into slices
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tablespoon heavy cream
- Place sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan set over medium-high heat. Stir continuously until sugar begins to melt. Continue stirring until the sugar melts completely, begins to darken and all the chunks are dissolved, about 10 minutes. Stop stirring and continue to cook until the sugar begins to smoke and turns a dark shade of amber, 3 to 8 minutes. Remove from heat and wait 30 seconds.
- Whisk in butter until melted and combined. Slowly pour in 1/2 cup plus 1 tablespoon cream, taking care because it can bubble over. Sprinkle in salt and stir to combine. Transfer sauce to a jar and cool completely before refrigerating.
If you give this as a gift, be sure the recipient knows to refrigerate it. Suggested serving ideas include drizzling over ice cream, apple pie, pretzels, and apple slices.
Be sure to make enough to keep! It’s sooooo good!
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