Until recently, I never realized that you could make your own caramel sauce at home! I think I knew you could, but I felt like it must be some really difficult candy type recipe that involved a candy thermometer and not having kids because you need to spend every second it’s cooking hovering over the stove. Well, some recipes are like that, and some are a lot more simple. This recipe is simple and it makes a super easy caramel sauce that takes minutes to make and only has 3 ingredients!
This caramel sauce does not stay thin once it cools however; it gets very thick. That is fine, you could either eat it in chunks off a spoon, or you can melt it again in boiling water/microwave- take your pick. It should last at least 2 weeks in the fridge (though, mine has never lasted that long because it always gets used up quickly), and should be stored in an air tight container, like a mason jar.
By using brown sugar for this caramel sauce, it makes it very sweet, a little sweeter than normal caramel sauce. But, it is OH so good. I am not even a huge fan of sweet sweet stuff, but adding this caramel to anything makes it even more decadent and delicious. Trust me.
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 cup light brown sugar
- 2/3 cup heavy cream
- In a medium saucepan, melt the butter. Add brown sugar and heavy cream; whisk continuously over medium heat until sugar is dissolved.
- Bring to a boil and allow to boil for only 3 minutes, while stirring (do not overcook). Remove from heat and allow to cool.
- Store in refrigerator for up to one month.
- For reheated, scoop into microwave safe bowl and cook in 30 second increments, stirring between.
Need ideas for what to use this Super Easy Caramel Sauce on?
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