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Barbecue Grilling Inspiration + HM #241

It’s time for some barbecue! Get that grill going, light the charcoal, smoke that wood, and let’s have some tasty vittles! The gals of HOme Matters have so fabulous barbecue grilling inspiration for you this week. Enjoy!

 

21 Things You Never Thought of Grilling from Debbie @ One Little Project

 

Easy Cowboy Butter for Grilling from AngJuggling Act Mama

 

Campfire Apple Crisp Foil Packets from Jason & JulieGimme Some Grilling

 

Citrus, Chili, Cilantro Marinade from LorelaiLife With Lorelai

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3

This shop, Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe Easy As 1-2-3, has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and Conagra Brands. All opinions are mine alone. #ReddiForFall #CollectiveBias

Autumn is a warm time for family and friends. Serve something special with this easy Caramel Pecan Sauce Recipe over a scrumptious pumpkiny dessert.

 

Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Easy as 1-2-3 and 100% Delicious!

 

Autumn has arrived! And with it comes good times, family fun, and great food. If you are looking for an easy dessert that packs a flavorful punch, you’ve got to try The Bakery at Walmart Pumpkin Cake Roll with Cream Cheese Filling and give it a homemade twist with the Caramel Pecan Sauce and a cold dollop of Reddi-wip® for something a little extra special.

You will love this Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll dessert. The caramel pecan sauce is quick and easy, so you can whip it up spur of the moment. You can also double or triple the recipe for large gatherings or gift giving — tis the season.

 

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Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll Recipe

Making the Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 Cup – Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 1/2 Cup – Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup – Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon – Salt
  • 3/4 Cup – Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup – Water

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.

Notes:

  1. If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
  2. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  3. Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
  4. Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.

To Serve:

Spoon the Caramel Pecan Sauce over the Pumpkin Roll. Slice the cake and serve with a cold dollop of Reddi-wip The Original or Extra Creamy.

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This quick and easy Caramel Pecan Sauce is perfect for family desserts, entertaining guests, or gift giving. It is delicious spooned over cakes, ice cream, rolls, and more.
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Type: Dessert Sauce
Cuisine: American
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup - Chopped Pecans
  • 2 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 1/2 Cup - Brown Sugar (packed)
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Teaspoon - Salt
  • 3/4 Cup - Heavy Cream
  • 1/4 Cup - Water
Directions:
  1. In a medium saucepan, melt Butter and toast Pecans over Medium-Low heat.
  2. Once pecans are toasted, remove saucepan from heat.
  3. Separate the toasted pecans from the butter and set aside.
  4. Add Brown Sugar, Granulated Sugar, and Salt to the saucepan and return to a medium-low heat.
  5. Sugar mixture will begin to melt. Stir frequently and watch carefully.
  6. Bring to a rolling boil.
  7. The sugars will turn to liquid and become an amber color. Do not burn.
  8. Once the sugars have reached the desired color, turn heat to Low and pour in Heavy Cream and Water. The sugar mixture may harden, but it will liquify quickly again.
  9. Mix in Toasted Pecans.
  10. Stir constantly until caramel sauce thickens a bit. Be careful not to burn.
  11. Remove from heat.
Notes
1.) If pouring hot Caramel Pecan Sauce into a glass jar, be sure to heat the jar first.
2.) The sauce will thicken as it cools.
3.) Keep unused sauce in the refrigerator.
4.) Recipe may be doubled or tripled for parties or gift giving.
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I know you will enjoy this delicious and simple Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Roll. Don’t forget to stock up on your holiday needs like Reddi-wip and Pumpkin Rolls at Walmart.

You can find more fall recipe inspiration here, or check out my 21 Mason Jar Recipes for Autumn.

 

 

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Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos Recipe

Looking for a quick, easy meal? Try these Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos. Perfect for busy weeknights or anytime. Mexican American fusion food recipe.

 

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos

Quick and Easy Mexican American Fusion Food Recipe

 

Grilling is something we can do nearly year round in Southern California, and we love to do it. Another thing our family loves is quick and easy meals that are packed with delicious flavors. These Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos with Ranch Sour Cream Sauce do not disappoint!

This recipe features fresh and tasty ingredients that are easy to work with and quick to cook. We served our tacos with grilled corn-on-the-cob and a colorful variety of bell peppers. Yum! A tasty, delicious, and healthy meal option for a busy night or anytime.

 

Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos Recipe with Ranch Sour Cream Sauce

Ingredients:

  • Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Fresh Lime (optional)
  • Tortillas (I used Flour Tortillas)

Directions:

  1. Marinate Chicken Breasts in Barbecue Sauce for 6 hours to overnight
  2. Dice Tomatoes
  3. Shred Cheese
  4. Chop Fresh Cilantro
  5. Make the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce: Mix Sour Cream and Ranch Dressing to taste
  6. Grill chicken breasts
  7. Let chicken breasts rest a few minutes, then slice chicken into thin strips
  8. Warm Tortillas on a griddle or in the microwave
  9. Optional – cut Fresh Lime into wedges
  10. Load warmed tortillas with grilled chicken, tomatoes, and cheese
  11. Top with the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce and cilantro

 

 

Printable Recipe – Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos

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Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos
 
Looking for a quick, easy meal? Try these Grilled Barbecue Ranch Chicken Tacos. Perfect for busy weeknights or anytime. Mexican American fusion food recipe.
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Type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Grilling
Ingredients:
  • Chicken Breasts (boneless, skinless)
  • Tomatoes
  • Cheese (shredded)
  • Fresh Cilantro
  • Sour Cream
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Barbecue Sauce
  • Fresh Lime (optional)
  • Tortillas (I used Flour Tortillas)
Directions:
  1. Marinate Chicken Breasts in Barbecue Sauce for 6 hours to overnight
  2. Dice Tomatoes
  3. Shred Cheese
  4. Chop Fresh Cilantro
  5. Make the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce: Mix Sour Cream and Ranch Dressing to taste
  6. Grill chicken breasts
  7. Let chicken breasts rest a few minutes, then slice chicken into thin strips
  8. Warm Tortillas on a griddle or in the microwave
  9. Optional - cut Fresh Lime into wedges
  10. Load warmed tortillas with grilled chicken, tomatoes, and cheese
  11. Top with the Ranch Sour Cream Sauce and cilantro
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Here are a couple of wonderful side dishes that would pair perfectly with the tacos. Give Tomato & Grilled Bell Pepper Salad and/or the Arugula Salad with Tomato and Pignolia a try.

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Date Night – A Romantic Holiday Dinner – Recipes

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Do you love the holidays? If you are anything like me, you do. And I so enjoy hosting fabulous celebrations with family and friends. But, this busy time of year can be a little stressful. One way to slow down the hectic go, go, go, is with a relaxing date night for you and your honey. So, I am going to show you how to have a romantic dinner for two with Barilla pasta and Clos du Bois wines.

Date Night – A Romantic Holiday Dinner

Starts with Barilla & Clos du Bois

The holidays take us in all sorts of directions. Between cleaning, decorating, shopping. planning and scheduling festivities, and everyday life, there is no busier time of year. But, dinner must happen and making time to share the joys of the season with your special someone is something that should happen.

Luke and I have been crazily trying to finish a few home projects before our big Thanksgiving feast with family. So, when we had the opportunity to have a special evening together, we took advantage, and pasta and wine were definitely on the menu.

Pasta and wine find its way to our table year round. It is so versatile and so easy to prepare. It is a perfect way to make any occasion special, and date night is just one. When pasta is on my menu, I reach for the authentic Italian brand I trust, Barilla. It’s high-quality and great taste is simple, wholesome, and the #1 choice of Italy.

Barilla Angel Hair Pasta was on our holiday date night menu along with filet mignon with a mushroom cabernet sauvignon sauce, herbed carrots, and sautéed kale with cranberries and walnuts. Paired with Cos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon, this was a delectable and romantic dinner for two.

Today, I am sharing my recipes for Heirloom Tomato Angel Hair Pasta and Mushroom Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce. Be sure to watch the blog for the other recipes to come soon. I love cooking with fresh herbs, so you will find plenty in these dishes.

Let’s get to the recipes!

Heirloom Tomato Angel Hair Pasta

Ingredients:

  • Barilla Angel Hair Pasta (amount according to package directions for two)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 Cups – Heirloom Tomatoes (I used mini heirloom tomatoes)
  • 1/4 Cup – Shallot
  • 1 to 2 Cloves – Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons – Fresh Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons – Fresh Chives
  • 1  Tablespoon – Butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon – Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

Bring water to a boil. Chop Heirloom Tomatoes into bite-sized chunks. Finely dice Shallots. Mince Garlic. Tear or chop Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley. Chop Chives. Cook Angel Hair Pasta according to package directions. In a saucepan, sauté Butter, Olive Oil, shallots, and garlic until translucent, add tomatoes. Let tomatoes cook down a bit. Add cooked pasta. Salt and Pepper to taste. Toss pasta with the tomato sauce. Sprinkle with fresh herbs (parsley and chives). Toss to mix well. Serve immediately.

 

Mushroom Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 2-3 Tablespoons – Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons – Shallot
  • 2 Cloves – Garlic
  • Mushrooms (I used Crimini Mushrooms)
  • 1/4 Cup – Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon (red wine)
  • 1/4 Cup – Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tablespoons – Fresh Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons – Fresh Chives
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons – Fresh Tarragon
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Directions:

Dice Shallots. Slice and chop Mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Mince Garlic. Chop Parsley, Chives, and Tarragon. In a saucepan, sauté Butter, Shallot, and Garlic until translucent. (I used the same pan I cooked my filet mignon in for extra flavor). Add mushrooms (do not over crowd). When the mushrooms are nicely sautéed, pour in the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chicken Stock. Salt and Pepper to taste. Reduce sauce a bit. Add fresh herbs (parsley, chives, tarragon). Spoon over filet mignon or your choice of  meat or pasta.

 

 

The Perfect Pairing

Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon was the perfect pairing for our date night dinner. The elegant, romantic, and fruity wine brings together the best of two worlds — the French way of making wine under the California sun. Clos du Bois wines are well-balanced, intense, and true to varietal character, a premium vintage at an unbelievable value.

For you wine connoisseurs, the medium bodied cabernet sauvignon has a fruit forward with balanced oak character. Flavors of ripe, moderately fleshy blackberry, plum, black cherry, licorice, with rich round tannins, moderate oak spice, balanced acidity, hint of oak, and coffee with supple tannins. The smooth varietal offers up-front fruit that continues through to finish.

In short, this wine pairs beautifully with pasta and meat and is perfect for holiday entertaining of any kind. Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon is a fantastic selection with these recipes.

 

Printable Recipes just for you!

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Heirloom Tomato Angel Hair Pasta
 
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Heirloom tomatoes, fresh herbs, and Angel Hair pasta make a perfect bed for flavorful and tender filet mignon. A fabulous and romantic dinner for two.
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Type: main
Ingredients:
  • Angel Hair Pasta (amount according to package directions for two)
  • 1 to 1-1/2 Cups - Heirloom Tomatoes (I used mini heirloom tomatoes)
  • 1/4 Cup - Shallot
  • 1 to 2 Cloves - Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons - Fresh Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons - Fresh Chives
  • 1 Tablespoon - Butter
  • 1/2 Tablespoon - Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Chop Heirloom Tomatoes into bite-sized chunks.
  3. Finely dice Shallots.
  4. Mince Garlic.
  5. Tear or chop Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley.
  6. Chop Chives.
  7. Cook Angel Hair Pasta according to package directions.
  8. In a saucepan, sauté Butter, Olive Oil, shallots, and garlic until translucent.
  9. Add tomatoes.
  10. Let tomatoes cook down a bit. Add cooked pasta.
  11. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  12. Toss pasta with the tomato sauce.
  13. Sprinkle with fresh herbs (parsley and chives).
  14. Toss to mix well.
  15. Serve immediately.
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Mushroom Cabernet Sauvignon Sauce
 
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A flavorful sauce with mushrooms, cabernet sauvignon, and fresh herbs, fantastic with filet mignon, other meats, and pasta. A perfect sauce for holiday entertaining or date night.
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Type: Syrups / Sauces /Marinades
Ingredients:
  • 2-3 Tablespoons - Butter
  • 2 Tablespoons - Shallot
  • 2 Cloves - Garlic
  • Mushrooms (I used Crimini Mushrooms)
  • 1/4 Cup - Clos du Bois Cabernet Sauvignon (red wine)
  • 1/4 Cup - Chicken Stock
  • 2 Tablespoons - Fresh Flat-Leaf Italian Parsley
  • 2 Tablespoons - Fresh Chives
  • 1-1/2 Teaspoons - Fresh Tarragon
  • Salt
  • Pepper
Directions:
  1. Dice Shallots. Slice and chop Mushrooms into bite-sized pieces. Mince Garlic. Chop Parsley, Chives, and Tarragon. In a saucepan, sauté Butter, Shallot, and Garlic until translucent. (I used the same pan I cooked my filet mignon in for extra flavor). Add mushrooms (do not over crowd). When the mushrooms are nicely sautéed, pour in the Cabernet Sauvignon and Chicken Stock. Salt and Pepper to taste. Reduce sauce a bit. Add fresh herbs (parsley, chives, tarragon). Spoon over filet mignon or your choice of meat or pasta.
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Holiday Entertaining

Barilla pasta and Clos du Bois wines are easily found in the pasta and wine aisles. Be sure to pick some up for your holiday entertaining, or date night romance.

If you are looking for more recipes and ideas, you can Make Dinner the Talk of the Table. Or, find additional recipe inspiration here. You can also follow @BarillaUS on Twitter and Instagram, as well as on Pinterest and Facebook. Clos du Bois would love to see you on Facebook and Pinterest and @ClosduBois on Twitter.

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

I love the Fall Season! Everything about it is gorgeous and wonderful — the colors, the scents, the flavors, and the warmth of family and friends. Here is one of my favorite autumn bread recipes, but it is delicious any time of year! #SoFabSeasons

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread

A Scrumptious Autumn Recipe

 

Want to make your home smell amazing? Bake this bread! This is a recipe I created as part of writing one of my books. My character, Mrs. Griffin, is famous for her baked delights, and her Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread does not disappoint.

The recipe is easy to prepare, and clean-up is a snap too. Your friends and family will love sharing this bread with you, and it makes a great homemade gift.

Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread Recipe

Ingredients:

Caramels, Apple Pie Filling, Caramel Sauce, Flour, Baking Powder, Baking Soda,  Salt, Granulated Sugar, Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, Eggs, Cinnamon, Cloves, and Nutmeg.

How-To:

  • Start by sifting your Flour into a large bowl.
  • Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  • Whisk in the ground Cinnamon, ground Cloves, and ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  • If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.

  • Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  • Mix Dark Brown Sugar, Butter, and flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  • In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  • Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  • Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  • Scatter in the caramel pieces or bits, leaving a handful aside for the topping. Mix well.
  • Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  • Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F

  • Make Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  • Add Caramel Sauce to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling — do not stir thoroughly.
  • Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  • Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.

  • Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  • Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  • Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.

 

Printable Recipe – Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread:

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Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread
 
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Try this scrumptious Autumn bread recipe that makes your taste buds water The caramel, apples, and spices fills your home with the aromatic scents of Fall. Perfect for entertaining, gift giving, or anytime at all.
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Type: Bread
Serves: 1 Loaf
Ingredients:
  • 1/3 Cup + handful - Caramels (cut into pieces or Caramel Bits) (handful for topping)
  • 1 (21 oz. can) - Apple Pie Filling
  • 1/2 Cup - Homemade Caramel Sauce (amount not exact, to desired)
  • 2 Cups + 2 teaspoons - Flour (2 tsp. for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons - Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Salt
  • 1/2 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Stick (1/2 Cup) - Butter (softened) (1/4 cup - batter, 1 Tbs. - topping, pan)
  • 2 - Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon - Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon - Ground Nutmeg
Directions:
  1. Sift 2 Cups Flour into a large bowl.
  2. Add the Baking Powder, Baking Soda, and Salt, mix well.
  3. Whisk in the Ground Cinnamon, Ground Cloves, and Ground Nutmeg until evenly combined; set aside and allow the flour mixture to become aromatic.
  4. If using whole Caramels, cut them into pieces; set aside.
  5. Pour Apple Pie Filling into a medium bowl, and use a pastry blender to chop the apples into smaller pieces.
  6. Mix Dark Brown Sugar, 1 Tablespoon Butter, and 2 teaspoons flour in a small bowl; set aside.
  7. In another large bowl (I use my stand mixer), Blend 1/4 Cup butter and Granulated Sugar until creamy.
  8. Add Eggs, one at a time, and beat slightly after each addition.
  9. Spoon your chopped apple pie filling into the butter mixture, and stir to combine.
  10. Scatter in 1/3 Cup Caramel bits or pieces, Mix well.
  11. Heavily butter the baking pan getting into every corner. Dust with flour.
  12. Pour a thin layer of batter into the bottom of the loaf pan.
  13. Preheat oven to 350° F
  14. Make Homemade Caramel Sauce (see my recipe)
  15. Add Homemade Caramel Sauce as desired to remaining bread batter, swirling it in for marbling -- do not stir thoroughly.
  16. Pour remaining batter into the loaf pan
  17. Crumble the dark brown sugar topping mixture over the top, and dot with remaining caramel bits or pieces.
  18. Bake 50-70 minutes, until a toothpick comes out clean. (It is a moist type bread, so if you hit caramel or apple, the toothpick may not be completely clean).
  19. Check your bread about 20-30 minutes into baking, if it is browning quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil to slow browning. Keep in mind that this is a darker bread, however.
  20. Let cool COMPLETELY in the baking pan on a wire rack.
Notes
1.) You can split this recipe into 2 small loafs. Reduce baking time to 25-40 minutes.

Serving Suggestion:
Makes a fantastic dessert topped with Vanilla Ice Cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.
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Printable recipe – 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!
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Type: Sauce
Serves: 3/4 Cup
Ingredients:
  • 3/4 Cup - Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 Cup - Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1 Cup - Boiling Water
Directions:
  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.
Notes
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.
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If you love caramel and apples, you will absolutely adore this tasty Caramel Apple Crumbly Bread. Serve it for breakfast, brunch, coffee or tea, or even as a dessert topped with vanilla ice cream and a Homemade Caramel Sauce drizzle.

This recipe is part of the #SoFabSeasons Apples Event. Watch for the round-up next Friday, September 30th!

You might also enjoy my Fresh Orange Bundt Cake Recipe.

 

 

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