Homemade Caramel Sauce
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A wonderfully easy Caramel Sauce perfect for drizzling desserts, stirring into coffee or tea, adding to recipes, and more. Delicious!
Type: Sauce
Serves: 3/4 Cup
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup - Boiling Water
  1. Mix both Sugars and get the lumps out.
  2. Spread sugar evenly over the bottom of a heavy skillet (i use cast iron).
  3. Place over medium heat.
  4. Stir gently with a wooden spoon, moving sugar constantly to the hottest pat of the pan until melted to a syrup.
  5. Lower heat.
  6. Very gradually add Boiling Water.
  7. The sugar may become hard again, but it will melt in a few minutes.
  8. Stir constantly to avoid scorching.
  9. Simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes (longer if needed) letting the hardened sugar re-melt, and allowing the syrup to reduce and thicken.slightly. (If it is too thick when cold, add a little hot water and boil again.
Clean-up may look daunting, but a little hot water and a scouring sponge melts the mess away in minutes.

This sauce is used in my Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread recipe.
Recipe by Life With Lorelai at https://lifewithlorelai.com/2016/09/23/caramel-apple-crumbly-bread-recipe/