Easy Caramel Sauce

Total Time:
10 mins
1 cup


  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch

  • ¼ cup water

  • cup half-and-half or light cream

  • 2 tablespoon light-colored corn syrup

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a heavy saucepan combine brown sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water. Stir in half-and-half or light cream and corn syrup. Cook and stir until bubbly (mixture may appear curdled). Cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove saucepan from heat; stir in butter and vanilla. Serve warm or cool over ice cream, baked fruits, or cake. Makes 1 cup sauce (sixteen 1-tablespoon servings).


Prepare sauce; cover and chill up to 3 days. Reheat slowly in a heavy saucepan.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 13mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Calcium 10.1mg 1%
Iron 0.2mg 1%

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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