To caramelize brown sugar, mix sugar, water and lemon juice, and then heat the mixture until it browns. You need 1 cup of sugar, 1/4 cup water, 1/4 teaspoon lemon juice, a heavy-bottomed saucepan and a spatula.
- Mix the ingredients
Combine the ingredients in the saucepan. Stir until the water is combined and the mixture looks like wet sand.
- Heat the mixture
Place the pan on the burner, and heat it over medium-low heat. Stir frequently as the mixture begins to bubble.
- Watch the color
Stop stirring once the mixture begins to boil, and carefully watch the color. It should begin to darken until it reaches the color of a penny. Once it reaches this color, remove the pan from the burner.