Salted Caramel Sauce

TOTAL TIME: 44 min
Prep: 5 min
Inactive Prep: 30 min
Cook: 9 min
 
YIELD: 1 1/2 cups sauce
LEVEL: Intermediate

ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon gray sea salt, crushed or kosher salt
    • Salted Caramel Variations, recipes follow
      SALTED CARAMEL MILKSHAKE:
      • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce
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      Directions

      In a heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine the sugar and water over medium-low heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the heat and bring to a boil, without stirring. If necessary, use a wet pastry brush to wash down any crystals on the side of the pan. Boil until the syrup is a deep amber color, about 5 to 6 minutes.

      Remove the sugar from the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. The mixture will bubble. Stir in the unsalted butter, and salt. Transfer the caramel to a dish and cool.

      *Cook's Note: The salted caramel sauce will keep in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks. Reheat before serving.

      Uses for Salted Caramel Sauce:

      Salted Caramel Dip with Harvest Apples: Package the sauce with seasonal apples for making caramel apples or simply dip the apple slices into the caramel sauce.

      Carmelitas: Attach a recipe for a classic carmelitas recipe to the jarred caramel sauce suggesting using the sauce in the recipe.

      Salted Caramel Milkshake: Add the salted caramel sauce to basic vanilla milkshake recipe, recipe follows.
      Salted Caramel Milkshake:
      Combine the ice cream, milk, and caramel sauce in a blender and blend until smooth.

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      • on September 14, 2014

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        Wow!! I am such an impatient and spacey cook so I did not have high hopes. But It took 10 minutes and it was surprisingly easy and SO delicious! Will definitely make again- I bet this would make a great holiday present.

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      • on May 12, 2014

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        VERY tasty. I browned my butter and added a touch of maple syrup, maple sugar. VERY delicious just with a spoon

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      • on April 26, 2014

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        5 stars largely for the delicious salted carmel sauce! Yowzaa! That is good stuff! The Carmelitas are good too. I was kind of thinking they were going to be carmel-gooey, but the sauce isn't gooey - however the cookie bar has a delicious carmel/toffee flavor to add to the chocolate and oatmeal cookie. The sauce will definitely be made and used to enhance other recipes. The cookie received rave reviews from hubby and coworkers. : ) Thanks, Kelsey. **I did make a double batch of the sauce - just doubling ingredients. It came out fine, just a little longer for the cooking part. I don't see why tripling wouldn't work. Only one way to find out ...... **

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