Homemade Caramel Sauce
An easy recipe for homemade caramel sauce: perfect for dipping apples, topping ice cream, adding to coffee drinks, or incorporating in other desserts.
Servings: 8 servings
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 teaspoon corn syrup
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 teaspoon salt use 1 to 1 1/2 teaspoons for salted caramel
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Mix together the cream, salt, and vanilla extract in a small bowl. Set aside.
Combine the sugar, water, and corn syrup in a medium saucepan. Heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until the sugar has dissolved.
Once the mixture starts to boil, stir occasionally and watch the color of the mixture closely - you're looking for a caramel colored liquid. This can take anywhere from 8 to 12 minutes depending on your stove.
As soon as the color has turned caramel, immediately remove from heat and mix in the heavy cream mixture. Step back for a few seconds while the mixture bubbles and steams, and then start stirring.
Once the caramel is smooth, pour into a glass container to cool. Store in the refrigerator. Microwave for 30 to 60 seconds to soften before serving.