Prep time : 2mins
Cook time : 8mins
Total time : 10mins
Caramel Sauce makes a favorite addition to so many dishes. Get this fast, yet fabulous family-favorite caramel sauce recipe for ice cream, cobblers, and so much more.
- 2 cups packed brown sugar
- 8 tablespoons (1 sticks) salted butter, cut into pieces
- ½ cups heavy cream
- pinch of salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Add brown sugar, heavy cream and salt to a 3-quart saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat. Stir together to combine with a wooden spoon or silicon spatula. Next, add butter. Allow the butter to melt completely and the mixture to reach a rolling boil, then cook until the caramel sauce thickens, about 5 to 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Allow to cool about 5 minutes and then pour into an airtight container for storing in the refrigerator.
To prevent crystallization in your caramel sauce, make sure that your pot and spoon (silicone or wood!) are extremely clean as any debris can cause crystallization. Also, you may add 1 teaspoon of corn syrup to the mixture to prevent any crystallization if you choose.