Salted Caramel added to anything is pretty much a secret weapon for success. Pretty sure if you enrobed an old car tire in the stuff I would venture a nibble. Well, I’d at least nibble the clean top layer of salted caramel off the tire before sending it to the scrapyard.
Really though, this salted caramel sauce is good on everything! Drizzle it over ice cream, dip apples in it, whip it into a buttercream frosting, or my favorite, just sneak spoonfuls of it as little treats throughout the day. What? Sometimes a girl needs a treat or two when she’s working hard!
Best of all, it is surprisingly easy to make your own homemade caramel sauce. Swear.
Start by heating sugar and water in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Some recipes don’t call for water, but I prefer adding a bit because it helps the sugar melt evenly. Bring the liquid sugar to a boil and just let it roll for awhile, swirling the pan every once in a while. Just chill out, watch, and wait for the magic to happen.
When the sugar hits a beautiful dark amber color — this is when you need to hop to it because it can go from beautiful to burnt quickly — add the butter to the pan.
The mixture will foam up and bubble like crazy. It’s ok. Whisk until the butter has melted. Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat.
Add the cream to the pan (the mixture will foam up again) and continue to whisk to incorporate. The caramel will look gorgeous and creamy.
Now add the sea salt (I love the texture of Maldon sea salt flakes or fleur de sel) and whisk until caramel sauce is smooth. If you’re into fun frisky things like Bourbon Caramel Sauce you can also add a few spoonfuls of bourbon at this time. Meow meow.
Don’t worry if the sauce seems a bit too thin at first, it will thicken as it cools.
I’m going to make like Jersey-girl-hair now and be a big tease. That’s right, I’m going to pull a Snookie and bumpit up. This insanely delicious homemade salted caramel we just made? Yeah, it’s going into a Salted Caramel Apple Pie. Boom.
This salted caramel sauce is good on everything! Drizzle it over ice cream, dip apples in it, whip it into a buttercream frosting, or my favorite, just eat it by the spoonful.
Recipe Source: LickMySpoon.com.
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