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Upgrade Your Desserts with These Easy Caramel Focused Recipes

Caramel sauce is a delicious topping that can be used in a variety of ways. It's perfect for topping ice cream sundaes, adding sweetness to fruit salads, drizzling over cakes, and creating a decadent topping for pancakes or waffles. You can also use it to make a delicious caramel glaze for coffee cakes or cinnamon rolls. Additionally, you can use caramel sauce to make a rich, creamy dip for apples or other fruits. Whatever you decide, caramel sauce is sure to be a delicious addition to your favorite treats!

Recipe on how to make caramel sauce

Making caramel sauce is a fun and rewarding kitchen project! Our recipe is simple and requires only a few ingredients: butter, sugar, cream, and vanilla.

Caramel Sauce
How to make caramel sauce


  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup cold water

  • ½ cup heavy cream

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt, or to taste

  • 1 tsp vanilla bean paste


  1. In a medium saucepan set over medium-high heat, combine the sugar with ¼ cup cold water and stir to combine. Cook, without stirring, until the sugar has turned a deep amber hue, approximately 10 minutes.

  2. Meanwhile, warm the cream in a small saucepan. When the caramel is ready, slowly whisk in the warm cream and continue simmering the mixture until it is smooth, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, then whisk in the butter, vanilla bean paste and then the salt, to taste. Serve warm.

Top 5 desserts that use caramel sauce

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  1. Caramel Apple Pie: Start with a buttery pre-made or homemade pie crust and layer with tart apples, cinnamon, and caramel sauce. Top with a crumble topping for a delicious fall treat.

  2. Caramel Fondue: Melt caramel sauce in a fondue pot and serve with fresh fruit, pretzels, and marshmallows for a fun and interactive dessert.

  3. Caramel Banana Bread: Add caramel sauce to your favorite banana bread recipe for an extra sweet twist.

  4. Caramel Stuffed French Toast: Stuff cinnamon French toast with caramel sauce and top with powdered sugar for a decadent brunch dish.

  5. Caramel Cheesecake Bars: Top a graham cracker crust with cream cheese filling and a layer of caramel sauce for a rich and creamy treat.

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