Wednesday, October 8, 2014

No Fail Caramel Sauce

No Fail Caramel Sauce - 4 Ingredients and 6 minutes #recipe #sauce #simple @SlowRoasted

No Fail Caramel Sauce - 4 Ingredients and 6 Minutes is all you need to dive into this luxurious sauce! It tastes like caramel with a hint of butterscotch. It is a perfect no muss, no fuss caramel sauce! A simple recipe that is perfect for those days when the phone won’t stop ringing, your kids are screaming and your husband needs you every 5 minutes. 

Add some projects and a headache.  Well, you have to cook on those days too.  But, this is not the best day to make caramel.  Or, so you thought.  This simple No Fail Caramel Sauce is so easy to make.  Combine and stir.  That’s about it.  Perfect even on those hectic days.



Made with brown sugar, it has a richer deeper flavor.  Chad says it tastes a little like butterscotch.  I think it tastes like pecan pie bars filling.  Munchkin just says “more”.  That’s a thumbs up from Munchkin.  Either way, it is quick, easy and delicious!  It is perfect on ice cream, pie, cake and especially this Peach Cobbler Pound Cake. 

Enjoy!

With love from our simple kitchen to yours. 

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No Fail Caramel Sauce
MAKES 1 PINT  |  ACTIVE TIME 6 Min  |  TOTAL TIME 6 Minutes

2 cups light brown sugar, packed
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
2 cups heavy cream
2 tablespoons vanilla

Combine ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium heat whisking occasionally.  Cook for about 5 minutes, remove from heat and add vanilla.  Whisk to combine and return to heat for another minute until thickened.

Serve and enjoy!  You can also store in the refrigerator in a resealable container.


Recipe developed by Donna Elick - The Slow Roasted Italian
Copyright ©2012 The Slow Roasted Italian – All rights reserved.

Originally published 9/4/12

45 comments:

  1. pouring this amazing caramel sauce over peach cobbler pound cake sounds unreal! I love how easy making caramel sauce is... I never knew it until earlier this past year! Yours looks amazing, Donna!

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  2. OMG! Thank you for this recipe! It seems so easy, yet so homemade. I love you. Yes, I just said that....

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  3. I had the most heavenly salted caramel over bacon gelato this summer and want to try replicating it. I'll start with this as a base and go from there, thanks!

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  4. That sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Please link back to us and come back Sunday to vote.

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  5. I think everyone should have a jar of carmel in the refigerator. There are so many things you could use it for. I think just eating it off the spoon would be a great idea!

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  6. Making this tonight... I only have whipping cream so hoping that it will work... Tasted good as it was being made... Just waiting for it to cool down a bit and then going to drizzle it over the apple crumble crostatas I just made. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday (otherwise I would have just used store-bought :))

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  7. EASY, I love it! My name is Cindy and I blog over at Vegetarianmamma.com I wanted to invite you to link up your recipe at our Gluten Free Fridays Recipe Link up party! It happens every Friday and we'd love to have you join us with some of your awesome recipes! You can find this week's link up here: http://vegetarianmamma.com/glutenfree-fridays-recipe-party-4/ It doesn't mean that you have to be a gluten free bloggers. If you have some recipes on your blog that are gluten free that counts! :) Many recipes are naturally gluten free.
    Thanks, Cindy :)

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  8. How long will it keep in the fridge? (Assuming we don't eat it all in one sitting) :)

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    1. The proper answer would be 2 weeks.

      However, I can tell you I have had mine in the fridge for many weeks longer than that (it got lost in the back). I pulled it out and warmed it up and it was perfect.

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  9. Ok. Thanks! Another question for you: did your caramel separate after you put it in the fridge?? Wondering if that's normal. (Of course I'd be the one to fail a no fail recipe ha ha.) I'm scheming lots of uses for this sauce!

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    1. My did not separate, but it did get kind of 'chunky'. I just warmed it up and stirred it and it was lovely again. If that doesn't work, try returning it to the pan and slowly warming with a little cream or milk. Hope that helps. Donna

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  10. can i use half and half in place of the heavy cream???for the caramel sauce!!!

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    1. I have not tried half and half. I believe it would be a perfect substitution. Hope that helps!

      Donna

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    2. just got through making the carmel with the half and half , it is delicious!!! so easy to make, and it has to be the best carmel i have ever tasted!!!and the easiest!! thanks for the receipe!!!

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  11. can i use half and half instead of the heavy cream???

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  12. I try the carmel sauce and My family really like Apply Pie with carmel sauce and Ice cream was outstanding

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  13. I made carmel Apple Pie ala mode and my family thought it was outstanding

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  14. Is this something that could be done with some proper canning may be able to hold for a bit longer, or would the heavy cream prevent that? I'd kind of like to make some of these as Christmas gifts, but they obviously wouldn't be held in the fridge!

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  15. I'd like to know about the canning process to. I'd love to put this up and give for Christmas gifts but will the heavy cream keep if not refrigerated?? Thank you!!

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  16. I'd like to know about the canning process to. I'd love to put this up and give for Christmas gifts but will the heavy cream keep if not refrigerated?? Thank you!!

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    1. I am not aware of a way to can this. The heavy cream and butter are not shelf stable, to my knowledge. I personally keep mine in the fridge, but they would still make a great gift! Enjoy.

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    2. Pressure canner would be fine. Anything not shelf stable can be canned in a pressure canner. Follow suggested directions, about 20 min on whatever pounds you use

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    3. Pressure canner would be fine. Anything not shelf stable can be canned in a pressure canner. Follow suggested directions, about 20 min on whatever pounds you use

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    4. Pressure canner, 25 min at whatever pounds you use most often. If it can make meat shelf stable it shouldn't go bad. The other to make a no fail sauce, and I haven't done it, involves a can of condensed milk. That's already shelf stable as well

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  17. I used pure vanilla and it came out way too sweet. Was I supposed to use imitation vanilla extract?

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    1. I created this with pure vanilla. I am not sure how you could tone down the sweetness to suit your tastes, caramel sauce is pure sugar with cream added. I would use it in small doses. Enjoy!

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  18. would this be to runny to use to make chocolate caramels? and if it could be used, would them have to be refrigerated? thinking of Christmas gifts :)

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  19. Can you use dark brown sugar in this recipe?

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    1. I made it with dark brown sugar and it was awesome! I made it with the light brown sugar but used fat free cream - no no don't do that! Didn't work, turned out awful!
      But the dark brown sugar and heavy (with fat) cream was wonderful. We gobbler it up on ice cream.

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  20. I am always confused about the "heavy cream". Is that evaporated milk?

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    1. It is sold as heavy whipping cream sometimes. It can be found in the dairy section near the milk and half and half. Enjoy!

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  21. I have checked and rechecked the recipe as it's been cooking for over half hour and it has NOT thickened. The only different ingredient was half and half cream. Will try thickening with c/starch...could it me altitude as I live at sea level? Enjoy this site very much! Thanks

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    1. Odd that is has not thickened. I would let it cool and see if it thickens before adding the corn starch. I have not had any problems with it, perhaps it is the half and half that is the problem. Let us know how it goes and email us if you need more assistance. donna {at} tsrifood {dot} com

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    2. Mine didn't thicken, either. I used heavy whipping cream. Letting it cool, now, and we'll see.

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  22. Have you tried cooking longer to make caramel candy? I think I may try that. We made soft caramel candies before but did not quite like the recipe. I like the idea of yours better and I may try it. Thanks!

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  23. Have you tried cooking longer to make caramel candy? Your recipe looks better than one I used recently...

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  24. Could you use sugar substitute like brown sugar splenda?

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    1. I have never tried it, but supposedly it replaces brown sugar cup for cup. Let us know how it goes. I can't wait to hear your results!

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    2. you can use coconut palm sugar its a sugar free substitute and works great

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  25. Could you use this recipe to make carmel corn and bake in oven? Or will it be to much liquid

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    1. That would be a lot of caramel corn, but it sounds delightful. Give it a shot and let us know how it goes. Enjoy!

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  26. Hi there, LOVE the recipes you post!! I was wondering if I could use full fat milk instead of the cream??? I'd love to make the sauce tonight, but can't get to the store :(
    xoxoxo

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    1. You could absolutely swap the two. Add an extra tablespoon of butter with the milk to replace the cream. Obviously, the cream will create the best result but this substitution works in a pinch. Enjoy and let us know how it goes.

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  27. I used French Vanilla Coffee Creamer, in place of heavy cream. Delicious. Note: did not use fat free creamer.

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