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Whether given away as a Christmas gift or savored to drizzle over cakes, pies, or ice cream, this caramel sauce recipe is easy to make.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Recipe Summary

15 mins
1 cup


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a heavy small saucepan combine 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, 1/4 cup water, and 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Bring to boiling over medium heat; reduce heat. Simmer about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until slightly thickened and bubbly.

  • Carefully stir in 1/3 cup whipping cream and 1 tablespoon butter. Cook and stir until butter is melted. Remove from heat; stir in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Cool sauce completely (can be served at room temperature).

  • Cover and refrigerate up to 3 days or freeze in moisture- and vapor-proof plastic freezer container. Seal, label, and freeze up to 3 months. Makes 1 cup (eight 2-tablespoon servings).

To serve:
  • Thaw sauce overnight (about 12 hours) in refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; fat 5g; cholesterol 18mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 20g; mono fat 1g; sugars 20g; vitamin a 194.4IU; vitamin c 0.6mg; sodium 22mg; potassium 80mg; calcium 20.2mg; iron 0.4mg.