Thursday, February 12, 2015

DIY Treat Goodness: Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

This year I have made several jars of this salted caramel sauce as a valentine gift for friends and loved ones and the response to their homemade valentine treat has been overwhelming. Here is the four ingredient recipe that yields an 8 ounce jar full of this caramel splendor that can be used for so many sweet concoctions such as an ice cream topping, cake filling (recipe coming soon!) and sweet bread drizzle.

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce
Yield: 1 cup

1 cup granulated sugar

3/4 stick salted butter, cut into 6 slices
1/2 cup light whipping cream
1/2 teaspoon salt 

Wash and dry an 8 oz. size jar and lid. Set aside. In medium saucepan, heat sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly as sugar melts and turns to a thick amber brown-colored liquid consistency.  Once sugar is completely melted, immediately add  butter, placing each slice of butter slowly and carefully into the saucepan. Stir butter into the caramel 2-3 minutes, until completely melted. Slowly add heavy cream to mixture carefully because adding the cold heavy cream to heated mixture will cause rapid bubbling than can splatter when added. Allow the mixture to boil for 1 minute. It will rise in the pan as it boils. Remove from heat and stir in salt. Pour into jar and allow to cool before sealing jar. Store up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. arm caramel for a few seconds before using in a recipe.

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