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caramel sauce

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Jamallah Bergman
Atlanta, GA

Homemade sauce that goes well over cake or ice cream or heck both.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Is caramel the new hot fudge? It is in our kitchen! This is easy to make and really tasty. Goes great on some ice cream, but we think you can try it drizzled on other goodies too. Maybe some banana bread or pound cake? Yum!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 3
serves 3 cups sauce
method Stove Top

Ingredients For caramel sauce

  • 1 c
  • 2 c
  • 2 tsp
    freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 c
    whipping cream

How To Make caramel sauce

Test Kitchen Tips
You may want to use a larger pan because this does tend to bubble up when boiling and when you add the cream. Much easier to clean up that way!
  • 1
    In a heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add sugar and lemon juice and cook stirring constantly 6 to 8 minutes or until mixture turns a deep caramel color.
  • 2
    Gradually add cream and cook stirring constantly for 1 to 2 minutes or until smooth. Remove from heat and cool.
  • 3
    Pour into hot sterilized jars and seal. Chill.
  • 4
    Can be stored in refrigerator for about a week. Can heat sauce briefly in microwave also.