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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Oxmoor House
Prep time 2 mins
Cook time 12 mins
Yield 1 3/4 cups
Drizzle this golden caramel sauce over pound cake or ice cream for added deliciousness. 

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3/4 cup whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup butter, cut into pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and water in a large heavy saucepan; cook over medium-low heat, stirring often, until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high, and boil gently, without stirring, until syrup turns a deep amber color, occasionally brushing down sides of pan with a wet pastry brush and swirling pan (about 8 minutes). (Swirling the pan, instead of stirring, promotes more even cooking.) Gradually add cream (sauce will bubble vigorously). Add butter; stir gently until smooth. Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.

    Photo: Lee Harrelson
Christmas With Southern Living 2006