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Thursday, October 4, 2012

Homemade Caramel Sauce ( Week #2 of 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats)

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!
 To enjoy the other talented bloggers of the 12 Weeks of Christmas Treats see links below.


  1. This has been on my to-make list for a log time now! I love how easy it is! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I made caramel for my recipe and set off all the smoke alarms in my house. Yours looks delicious!

  3. I can't believe how easy this is! I always thought it would be way more labor intensive. Thank you for sharing how easy this is. :)

  4. Hubby loves caramel and I totally need to make this for him! Wonderful!

  5. I've made chocolate sauce before but never tried caramel. This will be a hit in my house. I can't wait to try it.

  6. I like them both together, caramel and chocolate sauces combined! This one sounds amazing and is perfect for a gift.

  7. What a cute gift idea! Do you know how long it will last?

  8. I always have a hard time choosing between chocolate and caramel sauce, too! Yours looks great!

  9. I've made hot fudge before but not caramel sauce--this is much easier than I realized. I'll have to make this for gifts this year--thanks for sharing!!

  10. Yum! This looks delicious! How long do you thing this sauce lasts for?

  11. A jar of caramel and chocolate sauce would be great as a Christmas gift.

  12. Mmmm, caramel - would love to pour this sauce over some ice cream!

  13. now that looks just too easy & too good! lol!

  14. I would LOVE getting a jar of homemade caramel! Perfect pick for the 12 weeks.

  15. Caramel sauce always seems like it would be so intimiating, so it's reassuring that you say it's easy. I would eat it straight from the jar with a spoon...yum!!

  16. 12 weeks of Christmas treats??? How did I miss this? Holy smokes. Your caramel sauce and your apple cheesecake look amazing!!! Can't wait to see the next 10 weeks too!

  17. Among other things, you may want to add eggs, broccoli, and even cheese to a basic waffle mix. Once you start experimenting with waffle variants, you are sure to come up with all kinds of delicious foods that are fast and easy to eat.

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  18. I just made this and it was super easy and SO delicious! I left out corn syrup (as I don't buy it) and it was perfect. Like, pour me a glass and let me drink it perfect. Thanks for the recipe!



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