Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Salted Caramel Sauce

Quick and easy homemade salted caramel sauce with only 5 ingredients.

I am horrified about making candy at home. Something about that boiling water/sugar mixture makes me think it is going to explode on my face. I just haven't done it. 

But I do love caramel sauce. And this past weekend even though it was cold and snowy I wanted ice cream. Caramel sauce sounded so good. I wanted some of that too.  I found a pretty simple recipe, although I am pretty sure caramel sauce in general is simple to make. 

I looked pretty ridiculous outfitted with long sleeves and gloves during the cream pouring step. But in the end I made same marvelous salted caramel sauce. It is sweet and then you get a hint of a burnt salty taste.  

Now I have a jar of this stuff in my fridge and I want to eat it by the spoonful.  

And I did. Multiple times. 

I am probably not going to be making a ton of sugar candies in the near future but I will never buy caramel sauce again. 

Salted Caramel Sauce

by Emily Morris
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Keywords: saute sauce dessert caramel
Ingredients (Makes 2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
In a small bowl whisk together heavy cream, vanilla and sea salt. Set aside.

In a medium sauce pan, cook sugar and water over medium-high heat, swirling the pan but not stirring.

The mixture will boil and turn a dark amber color, about 12 minutes.

Remove from the heat and slowly whisk in cream mixture.

Let cool completely; transfer to jars and refrigerate
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  1. I am terrible when it comes to making candies and syrups, but my husband is a pro.. I usually let him handle those recipes, lol! But this looks delish!

    Anyhoo, I found your blog through a fellow blogger, and just thought I would stop by and say hi! It would totally make my day if you did the same... or better yet, keep in touch!! <3 - www.domesticgeekgirl.com

  2. I have been wanting to try making salted caramel sauce for so long now! This looks so good!

  3. Making caramel is so fun. :) I can eat it with a spoon especially when it's salted like this. :)

  4. YESSSS this is just like my favorite caramel sauce recipe!!

  5. Mmm I looove making homemade caramel sauce, and yours looks so good! Totally craving ice cream and caramel sauce now.

  6. So glad you got beyond your fears! Your caramel sauce looks divine!!!


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