As the weather cools down my ‘home-body’ self craves coziness and comfort….and treats! One of my favourite and most versatile goodies to make is caramel sauce. Enjoy it warm or cold, on apple crumble, over ice cream or stirred into your coffee…mmm! It’s super quick and easy to whip up. Really, you should try it! Here’s the recipe:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup half & half or whipping cream
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch of sea salt
Melt butter in a medium-sized saucepan at medium heat. Add brown sugar and whisk to combine.
Add cream and simmer for 5 minutes stirring occasionally. Add vanilla and sea salt. Stir to combine then remove from heat. Makes 1 1/2 cups of pure yumminess.
Serve warm or let cool then refrigerate. The sauce thickens as it cools and can be re-warmed in the microwave or stovetop. Stores in the fridge for one week (although mine always disappears sooner!). Double the salt if you prefer a true salted caramel flavour.
I love dipping apples in this caramel. Sadly, the apples are the only healthy thing about that, but hey, we all need a treat once in awhile! Happy Friday and enjoy.