What Is a Quick Recipe for Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce?


Quick Answer

To make a quick brown sugar caramel sauce, heat brown sugar, butter, heavy cream, vanilla extract and salt until thickened. This recipe takes 10 minutes to make and can be served immediately.

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What Is a Quick Recipe for Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce?
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Full Answer

To make 8 servings of the caramel sauce, mix 1 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 stick butter, 1/2 cup half-and-half or cream, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract and a pinch of salt in a medium saucepan. Heat the pan over medium-low to medium heat and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, whisking gently. If the sauce is too thin, cook it for a few more minutes until it has thickened. Serve the sauce warm on a cold dessert, or refrigerate it for future use.

Alternatively, omit the vanilla extract and salt, and boil the mixture for 3 minutes. This version is harder to burn because it is cooked for less time.

Caramel is made by heating sugar so that the sugar molecules change to produce a different aroma and texture. Caramel sauces are made with sugar incorporated with a milk product. Any type of milk product including butter and milk produces a thick caramel sauce that can top many desserts. Use the caramel sauce to top food such as waffles, ice cream, bread pudding and brie.

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