homemade caramel sauce

October 17th, 2013

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And now, a little break from all things pregnancy-related, for you all to meet my new best friend:

Homemade.  Caramel.  Sauce.

Are you drooling yet?  Because you should be.

I have weird taste in desserts — my favorite candy is always the stuff that nobody buys.  Chad makes fun of me for it — this Halloween, when I came home with a huge bag of Dots, the first words out of his mouth were, “you have the worst taste in candy.”  Seriously, the kind that I pick most often, hands down: Good & Plenty.  Inevitably, they’re always stale (I think convenience stores restock it once every seven to nine years).  But I love them.

So after that ringing endorsement, are you ready to take my word for it on a dessert recommendation? 

You should be.  Of the non-candy desserts, caramel is my absolute favorite flavor, and I consider myself a bit of a connoisseur.  And homemade caramel sauce?  A thousand times better than anything you’ve been served from an ice cream shop or a bottle.  This tastes completely pure and absolutely delicious. 

So, go ahead.  Whip up a batch and spoon it over some ice cream.  You can even top it with some Good & Plentys — I swear, they’re actually really good!

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Caramel Sauce


1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp unsalted butter
1/2 tsp vanilla


In a small saucepan, combine sugar, salt, vanilla and water. Cook over medium heat until sugar is amber-colored, about 7 minutes.  Remove from heat.  Stir in heavy cream; add butter, and stir until combined. Let cool to room temperature or slightly warmer, and serve.

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Tags: desserts · food

10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Megan // Oct 18, 2013 at 10:01 am

    I love caramel too – now I’m craving Dulce de Leche!

  • 2 Sarah // Oct 18, 2013 at 11:20 am

    I’m seriously the same way with candy! One of my absolute favorites is “muddy bears” which are the chocolate-covered gummy bears they sell at the occasional movie theater. NOONE else likes them. Ha. And I LOVE Dots and Good n Plenty’s and pretty much anything with black licorice.

  • 3 Denise // Oct 20, 2013 at 7:35 am

    My friend just told me about your blog and also “Cooking With Mr. C.” on Facebook.(also a blog) I’m glad for the two recommendations. I love when people share good blogs with each other.  Denise

  • 4 Green Solution Collective // Oct 21, 2013 at 12:44 am

    This looks really delicious! Thank you for sharing this dessert with us!

  • 5 Dressestylish // Oct 22, 2013 at 4:10 am

    look so delicious, wowooow

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