• Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

    A few weeks ago I made my salted caramel sauce for a party and realized I’ve never shared this amazing recipe, so today is your lucky day! It’s absolutely delicious on ice cream (or a banana split in the case above). It’s also really delicious as a dipping sauce for apples and other fruit. But really, you could eat it by the spoonful alone at midnight in your pjs and be completely satisfied as well.

    Here’s the recipe, adapted from America’s Test Kitchen cookbook:

    Salted Caramel Sauce

    1/2 cup water

    1 cup sugar

    1 cup heavy cream, warmed

    1 1/2  teaspoon salt

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

    Pour the water and sugar into the saucepan. Cover and boil over high heat until the syrup is very light brown (straw colored), it will take about 7-9 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until the syrup is a deep red/brown color. Remove the syrup from the heat and pour in the warm cream, mixed with the salt, very slowly. It will bubble and steam. When it subsides, add the vanilla. Whisk until the sauce gently comes together.



    1. {enchanted} lovely links, July 30, 2012 said… July 29, 2012 11:07 am

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    2. Heather Milstein said… July 10, 2012 10:01 pm

      I’ve bought a salted caramel sauce before but never thought of making my own. Thanks!

    3. Katherine K said… July 10, 2012 10:01 pm

      This looks so delicious! Love salted caramel anything

    4. Karen said… July 10, 2012 3:41 pm

      I was kinda ambivalent to the whole salted caramel thing until I tried Jeni’s Salty Caramel ice cream and am now hooked! I want all things salted caramel! If you haven’t tried it, you need to. Plus the reason for the name is adorable. http://www.jenis.com/products/Salty-Caramel-Pint.html

      Can’t wait to try this recipe!

      • Liz Stanley said… July 10, 2012 10:02 pm

        Oh man, that sounds really good. I’ll have to try it!

    5. jani lebaron said… July 10, 2012 11:24 am

      We had our first salted caramel ice cream in Seattle last Christmas… I was hooked on anything salted caramel. Can’t wait to try this! (and add another 10 lbs onto this not so delicate frame) Thx for the yum!

      • Liz Stanley said… July 10, 2012 2:32 pm

        Yes, this was totally inspired by salted caramel ice cream. It’s delicious!

    6. Joy said… July 10, 2012 9:12 am

      Salted Caramels are my favorite! I can’t wait to try out this recipe . . . yummmy!

    7. Sarah said… July 10, 2012 8:56 am

      Oh my. Droooling! I better not let the husband see this…he will just faint from happiness.

    8. heather j said… July 10, 2012 7:23 am

      Yum! Thanks for sharing.

    9. ashley said… July 10, 2012 6:43 am

      you have read the children’s book little pea, haven’t you? if not, you should.

      • Liz Stanley said… July 10, 2012 8:29 am

        Yes, of course I have! Yum, Yum, Extra Yum!

    10. Freya said… July 10, 2012 6:36 am

      People forget how easy it is to make things like this!!! Looks delicious and since it IS ice cream season….

      • Janelle said… July 10, 2012 9:40 am

        ha, yeah, I read the directions and I was like, that’s it? Sounds easy! I need to pin it to my food or party board for the future. The picture of the banana split has me craving one.

        • Liz Stanley said… July 10, 2012 10:03 pm

          yes, it’s super easy. let me know how it goes!

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