Chocolate sauce or caramel sauce....which one do you prefer? I kind of lean towards both. Especially when they are homemade! Chocolate sauce is perfect over good vanilla ice cream and caramel goes perfect over anything apple. And well, geez both of them go perfect with just a spoon!
Since I have already tried my hand at making homemade chocolate sauce I couldn't wait to do the same with homemade caramel sauce. I seized the opportunity recently keeping in mind that caramel sauce would be a lovely present for friends and family this coming holiday season along side a jar of chocolate sauce.
With the encouragement of my participation in the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats group (thank you so much Brenda for hosting this group!) I present to you today a super easy and extremely delicious recipe for HOMEMADE Caramel Sauce. Hooray! Amen. YUM!
The recipe below will fill one good sized jar. Double the recipe if you wish to make multiple jars.
Homemade Caramel Sauce
(recipe slightly altered from Countertop Confessions)
1 stick salted butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup heavy cream (the original recipe calls for milk)
2 Tbsp light corn syrup (the original recipe does not call for corn syrup - I added it to help with keeping the sugar and butter from separating)
1 tsp vanilla
1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add in brown sugar once butter has fully melted. Stir constantly as you bring the melted butter and sugar to a boil. Allow mixture to boil for 2 minutes or until sugar has dissolved completely.
2. Stirring constantly, add in milk. Mixture will snap and pop...not to worry this is normal. Stir in corn syrup. Allow sauce to return to a boil and do so for 2 more minutes.
3. Remove pan from heat. Add in vanilla extract. Stir well to combine. Sauce will be smooth and deliciously beautiful.
4. Cool for 30 minutes before pouring into a pretty jar and wrapping it with a ribbon.
Happy Homemade Caramel Sauce Making!
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