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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Have you made this yet? It’s so easy!  Four ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup Butter
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract


Caramel SauceUse a 2:1 ratio on the sugar to the cream and butter. So 2 Cups Sugar = 1 Cup Cream = 1 Stick Butter.  I didn’t need this much, so I used 1/2 Cup Sugar = 1/4 Cup Cream = 1/4 Stick Butter.  Vanilla is optional, add about 1 tsp per 1/2 cup sugar if you like.

This sounds like a math problem, I know. Just use the lesser ratios if you’re making it for 4-6 servings, and the higher ratios if you have a large group or want lots of leftovers.

Put everything in a pan and cook over medium heat until it begins to thicken – about 6-8 minutes. Caramel Sauce (1)Transfer to a container to cool, where it will continue to thicken. If it gets too thick? Just warm it back up!Caramel Sauce (2) That’s it. Really! Make it often and impress your friends.

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