Caramel Sauce

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Making caramel seems intimidating, but don’t be worried at all. After you’ve done it once, you’ll see it’s quite simple, and you’ll never go back to store-bought sauce again.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutes

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Cut the cold butter into pieces, then add to a saucepan with sugar and cook over medium low heat until sugar is a deep amber.
  • Remove from heat and quickly whisk in half of the cream. Once combined, add in the remaining cream, salt, and vanilla, and whisk again until smooth.
  • If any lumps of caramel remain, place over low heat and stir until dissolved.

Recipe Information

Serves: 16

Ingredients

  • 5 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled
  • 1⅓ cups sugar
  • 1½ cups heavy cream
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract

Directions

  • Cut the cold butter into pieces, then add to a saucepan with sugar and cook over medium low heat until sugar is a deep amber.
  • Remove from heat and quickly whisk in half of the cream. Once combined, add in the remaining cream, salt, and vanilla, and whisk again until smooth.
  • If any lumps of caramel remain, place over low heat and stir until dissolved.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories180
Total Fat12g
Saturated Fat7g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium45mg
Total Carbohydrate17g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars17g
Protein0g