Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Easy Caramel Sauce

It has certainly taken me long enough to get this recipe for Caramel Sauce posted. The first batch I made mysteriously disappeared! And then, my pictures were so bad, that I couldn't bear to post such inferior shots! So, just for you all I made another batch of this sinfully rich and delicious sauce. Of course, the Apple Cake is gone, so I poured this amazing caramel over vanilla bean ice cream. It was still hard to get a good picture, but hopefully you can get an idea. Being a food blogger is a hard job; I had to eat this ice cream and Caramel Sauce so that it wouldn't go to waste! hehehe! Here's my recipe, finally. It's adapted from the 1997 Southern Living Cookbook.
EASY CARAMEL SAUCE
1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1 tsp. vanilla
dash of salt
This sauce will rise fairly high when it boils, so it's best to use a large, heavy bottomed saucepan for this recipe. I used a 3 quart pan. Over medium heat, melt the butter and add the brown sugar, and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture come to a rolling boil. Slowly add the cream and whisk and stir constantly until cream is incorporated. Bring to a boil again, still stirring; add vanilla, stir and remove from the heat. Pour into clean glass jars and let cool before putting on a lid. Will keep for about 2 weeks in the fridge, so they say. It gets eaten at our house way before 2 weeks! Makes about 1 1/2 cups of smooth, creamy and addictive Caramel Sauce. It's luscious on cake ,ice cream or anything else that needs a spoonful of caramel! Enjoy!

33 comments:

  1. Caramel is good on so many desserts...thanks

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  2. It should be a sin that you've been holding out on giving this great looking recipe to us! It looks amazing!

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  3. Oh my God! Caramel is divine - it's always my favorite part of any sundae. Thank you for the recipe.

    : )

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  4. Oh you sweet thing, suffering through a second batch... and just for us!!!

    My wife does the sweet stuff in our house. She makes caramel herself, similar to this (I think, I'm out in the grill area). But I do know she uses a coconut extract instead of the vanilla for an extra little dash. It does make a difference

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  5. wow! that looks delicious AND very easy!!

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  6. Oh the sacrifices huh? Looks yummy!!

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  7. My husband will be so happy when I make this for him. Great recipe!

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  8. Thanks for sharing your recipe, it seems very delightful. I'll definitely try this at home.
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  9. Im so happy I don't have to buy this in a jar anymore!!! Can't wait to try it.Figtreeapps

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  10. Look how smooth and suave that delectable sauce is. And you are a SAINT for taking in those extra calories for us, grins. I think the picture is just so tasty looking. I'm saving this caramel recipe. Looks perfect!!

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  11. The caramel sauce is so wonderful....

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  12. frankly, I'm hurt that you kept this from us for so long! seriously though, my tastebuds thank you for posting it, and my tush hates you for it. :)

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  13. Sounds like a terrific recipe for caramel sauce, can't wait to try it!

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  14. Lynda... second to a dark chocolate sauce, caramel is a favorite. So, I look forward to making this decedent treat!

    Inquiring minds want to know... where your first batch went.

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  15. Whoa! I'm lovin' this. On apples, on cake, on ice cream, on pie, cookies and my fingers!

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  16. It looks and sounds delicious. You deserve a medal of valor for your sacrifices on our behalf :-). Have a great day.

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  17. Wow that looks delicious! My daughter loves caramel - I'll have to give this recipe a try soon. Thanks!

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  18. This looks like a great recipe for so many yummy desserts. Thanks for sharing.

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  19. This a gorgeous and so simple recipe, I've been looking for one so this is just for me! Thanks a lot

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  20. Open jar..insert spoon..put in mouth!!!!

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  21. Heidi, I'm truely sorry! :

    Dave, coconut flavoring sounds great in this sauce; I'll have to try it!

    Yes, Mary,(Deep South Dish), the sacrifices we make, but someone has to do it!

    Thanks Katy and Mary!

    Grace, I'm sorry about the tush thing!

    George, my first batch just dissapeared into thin air! Truthfully, and I hate to admit this, LESLIE figured it out!

    Leslie, that's what happenend! You found me out!!

    Thanks everyone for great comments- I'll continue to sacrifice, just for you all! :)

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  22. Is this stuff even legal?? Holy smokes, I'm not sure that would last 2 hours around me!

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  23. I was looking forward to your caramel sauce post. So I'm so glad you sacrificed and made it again!

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  24. I just copied this baby, I could eat this with a spoon!

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  25. There is nothing more delicious than a sinful garnish and yours, I could lick off the ice cream!

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  26. Do you realize the level of popularity I would enjoy in my household if I made this? Oh my gosh, it wouldn't last 2 minutes with my crew; they'd devour it on sight, and then lick the pan, too! :-)

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  27. Lynda, I love your blog! I found it about a year ago, and I go to it whenever I need a great recipe. Let me just say, the aroma in my kitchen right now is amazing! I just took this apple cake out of the oven, and can hardly wait to try it. The caramel sauce is so easy to make, and tastes divine. Thank you for sharing these fantastic recipes with us!

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  28. Christina, I'm so glad you left this comment! Hope you enjoy the cake and caramel sauce as much as we do.

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  29. I made your apple cake with caramel sauce. It was sooo good! Thanks Lynda.

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  30. Holy cow! I just found your wonderful blog and I made the Apple Cake and this Caramel sauce and they are both top of my list now. I have neverevereverever made caramel sauce because it seemed like every recipe called for a candy thermometer. I can't thank you enough for this truly easy (dummy proof for me, lol!) recipe - at my first taste, I thought "mmm in coffee and cappucino, on toast, as apple dip, on oatmeal, banana bread, ON A SPOON" yeah baby :D

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  31. Holy cow! I just found your wonderful blog and I made the Apple Cake and this Caramel sauce and they are both top of my list now. I have neverevereverever made caramel sauce because it seemed like every recipe called for a candy thermometer. I can't thank you enough for this truly easy (dummy proof for me, lol!) recipe - at my first taste, I thought "mmm in coffee and cappucino, on toast, as apple dip, on oatmeal, banana bread, ON A SPOON" yeah baby :D

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  32. hi, can i use this caramel for doughnut glaze?

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