Caramel sauce has always been a favorite for me, how else would anyone eat apples? I especially love the taste and smell come Fall when all the leaves are changing colors and apple picking becomes a pastime treat.
With this awesome recipe I found on sallysbakingaddiction.com I can now serve up warm gooey goodness anytime of the year– so simple, too!
- 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
- 6 Tablespoons (90g) salted butter, cut up into 6 pieces
- 1/2 cup (120ml) heavy cream
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Heat granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly wooden spoon.
- Sugar will form clumps and eventually melt into a thick brown, amber-colored liquid.
- Once sugar is completely melted, add the butter -caramel will bubble rapidly when the butter is added, so be careful not to burn yourself.
- Stir the butter into the caramel until it is completely melted, about 2-3 minutes.
- Slowly, drizzle 1/2 cup of heavy cream while stirring.
- Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute.
- Remove from heat and stir in 1 teaspoon of salt. Allow to cool down before using.
You can make this caramel sauce in advance and package it for teachers or friends as a gift. This year I will be sending it off with my kids for the first day of school as a little surprise. Store it for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.