How to make Caramel Sauce
from Scratch


When you learn how to make caramel sauce from scratch, you will never buy it again. Rich and buttery, it completes a dessert.

Drizzle on apple pie, brownies, ice cream and cake; the list is endless.  More easy dessert recipes below.



How to make Caramel Sauce


How to make Caramel Sauce at Home

Learning how to make caramel sauce is easy isn't it?

HOMEMADE CARAMEL SAUCE FROM SCRATCH

Good for pouring over cakes, tarts or best of all - ice cream (even eating it out of the pan works for me).

1 cup white sugar
3 TBS water
1 TBS corn syrup
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 TBS homemade butter

Put the sugar, water and corn syrup in a medium heavy bottomed saucepan and stir just to combine. Heat over medium-high, without stirring, (if the mixture is coloring unevenly, swirl the pan as needed to blend), until the caramel turns deep amber; 5 to 10 minutes.

As the sugar is caramelizing, wipe down any splatters on the sides of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in cold water. To test the color of the caramel, drop a bit on a white plate. Don't be timid about the color - if it's too pale, it won't have much taste.

Lower the heat, stand back, and add the cream and butter. When the spatters lessen, stir to smooth and calm down the caramel. Remove from the heat.

Pour the caramel into a heatproof jar and cool until it is slightly warm and stir pourable before using; about 1 hour.

After drizzling on desserts, sprinkle with a little sea salt for a salted caramel flavor.




Homemade Caramels from Scratch

Flavorful, sweet and rich caramel that can be made two weeks before serving.  Just store them in a Zip-lock bag.  Enjoy.  Recipe adapted from Epicurious.com

HOMEMADE CARAMELS FROM SCRATCH

2 cups heavy cream
2-1/4 sugar
6 TBS unsalted butter, cut into pieces
1-1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Spray the sides and bottom of a 9x13 inch rimmed baking sheet with oil (don't be stingy).  Line with parchment paper and line a two inch overhang on the long sides.  Lightly brush the parchment paper with oil.

Bring heavy cream, sugar, butter and corn syrup to a boil in a large saucepan over high heat, stirring until sugar dissolves.  Reduce heat to medium-high; cook, stirring occasionally, until caramel reaches 243 degrees on a candy thermometer; approximately 15 minutes or so. 

Note:  If you want harder caramels cook until it reaches 248 degrees.  It may take a lot longer than 15 minutes, but that is the temperature you want.

Immediately remove caramel from heat and stir in the coarse salt and vanilla extract.  Pour onto the prepared baking sheet, and let stand, uncovered, at room temperature for 2 hours. 

Lift by the parchment paper overhang, transfer caramel to a cutting board.  Cut into 3/4" x 1-1/4" pieces; place in the freezer without breaking them.  After they cool, they come out in little squares and it's easier to wrap them.




Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

Holiday Recipes








Affiliate Disclosure: I am grateful to be of service and bring you content free of charge. In order to do this, please note that when you click links and purchase items, in most (not all) cases I will receive a referral commission. Your support in purchasing through these links enables me to keep my recipes online and helps people worldwide to blog with less worry and less hassle. Thank you!

Copyright and Privacy Policy

Copyright © 2009-2016, Raschell Rule. All Rights Reserved Miss Homemade 



Follow Me on Pinterest




Best Holiday Recipes


My Favorite Holiday Recipes

(From Appetizers to Desserts)


Wild Game and Fish Holiday Recipes



Best Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes




Easy Appetizer Recipes


Easy Appetizer Recipes

Best Holiday and Football Recipes


Venison Appetizer Recipes



BEST No Bake Cheesecake Recipe

Best No-Bake Cheesecake Recipe

(I'm not kidding)




Homemade Cranberry Bread Recipe


Cranberry Bread Recipe

More Quick Bread Recipes



BEST Pasta Sauce Recipe



The BEST Italian Recipes

Italian Pasta Recipes




Best Mexican Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

Mexican Sopapilla Cheesecake

Fiesta Pear (or Apple) Dessert

Avocado Lime Cheesecake




Homemade Chocolate Pie Recipe



Homemade Chocolate Recipes




Authentic Mexican Food Recipes


Authentic Mexican Food Recipes




Pizza Hot Dish Casserole Recipe


Best Crock Pot Recipes

Hearty Homemade Casserole Recipes




Pineapple Upside Down Cake Recipe


Gooey Pineapple Upside Down Cake




Best Chili REcipe


Hearty Homemade Soup Recipes






Old Fashioned Scalloped Potatoes Recipe


Old Fashioned
Scalloped Potatoes



Au Gratin Potato Recipe


Au Gratin Potato Recipe



Cheesiest Cowboy Potatoes Recipe


The Best, Cheesiest Cowboy Potatoes

(photo doesn't do it justice)





Comments:

BEST French Vanilla Cake Recipe

BEST French Vanilla Cake

"I have made this cake 3 times in the past 4 weeks and have been asked to make it again for St. Paddy's day and Easter! I should have it down to a science by then. It is simply delicious and I have received rave reviews! Thanks so much for posting what I consider to be the perfect vanilla cake recipe."  by Michelle


Best Banana Cake Recipe

Moist Banana Cake Recipe

"This is the best Banana Cake I have ever made. Thank you for sharing." by Elizabeth 

"I just baked this cake for the second time. My husband and I both love it!" by Nancy