Caramel Sauce
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 8+
This smooth, rich caramel sauce is perfect for many things, including caramel apples and ice cream sundaes.
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup cream
  1. Using a 3-quart pan, heat the sugar over medium-high heat, stirring it constantly so that it doesn't burn.
  2. The sugar will soften, clump together, form crystals and then melt, turning golden amber in color.
  3. Once all of the sugar crystals have dissolved and it is a golden color, stop stirring it. Add the butter, whisking it constantly until the butter dissolves.
  4. Once the butter has dissolved, remove the pan from the heat, count to three, and slowly add the cream, stirring the caramel until it is smooth.
  5. Pour the caramel into a jar and let it cool.
  6. Use the cooled caramel immediately or store it in a sealed container in the refrigerator.
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