Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce

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Traci Coleman

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@TraciB70

I wanted to make a couple of handmade gift items for the holidays and ran across this recipe on the Martha Stewart website. Thought it sounded good, so gave it a try.

You can find cute jars of different sizes and shapes that make this a cute gift, or you can just make a batch for yourself!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
Makes about 2 cups of sauce
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min

Ingredients

SAUCE

2 c
sugar
1/2 c
water
1 c
heavy cream
2 tsp
vanilla
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter
2 tsp
freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp
bourbon (i used maker's mark)

How to Make Caramel Bourbon Vanilla Sauce

Step-by-Step

  • 1Combine sugar and water in large heavy sauce pan (I used my dutch oven) over medium heat. Cook until the mixture turns dark amber in color; avoid stirring, but instead swirl the pan occasionally while cooking. Takes about 20 minutes.
  • 2While the sugar is browning, get your other ingredients measured and ready.

    Once the sugar mixture is darkened, reduce the heat to low. SLOWLY add the cream, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon (it will bubble furiously; just keep drizzling in the cream and stirring). Remove from heat and add vanilla, lemon juice, butter and bourbon. Stir well to combine.
  • 3Place in storage container, cover and refrigerate. Keep in refrigerator for up to 1 week. Bring sauce to room temperature or warm over low heat before using.

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