Thursday, September 30, 2010

Buttery Caramel Sauce

This is my day of fame! My niece, Missy featured my Caramel sauce recipe on her blog, This recipe has a funny story. I made it years ago, even put it in my cookbook that I made, then forgot about it. Years later, I tasted a delicious caramel sauce at an ice cream shop in Provo, Utah. I think it was called Leatherby's? Anyway, I loved that sauce which started me on a search for the perfect Caramel sauce recipe. I tried many from cookbooks and the internet, but they were all too liquidy and corn syrupy. I wanted that brown sugary texture and yummy taste. I even searched and found the email for the ice cream shop and wrote and asked them for the recipe. I never got a response. Then one day I was looking through my own cookbook and found this recipe that I had had for years! Right under my own nose all that time! It's perfect and delicious. It's crazy good! I've made it a couple of times for neighbor gifts at Christmas. I just quadruple the recipe and pour it into small, decorative canning jars. Missy used it as a dipping sauce for fresh fall apples. I hope you enjoy it, and I hope you'll visit They have great ideas every day. I'll put the printable recipe here, but go to Missy's post to see beautiful pictures of it (Missy is a fabulous photographer.)

Buttery Caramel Sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
1/3 cup butter
2/3 cup whipping cream

In a medium saucepan, combine sugars, syrup, and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture comes to a full boil, about 5-8 minutes. Remove from heat and cool 5 minutes. Stir in whipping cream. Pour into a jar and store in the refrigerator. It's best served warm.


Shonna said...

This recipe for caramel sauce is to die for good. I'll have to check out Missy's blog, thanks.

Joan Morris said...

Aren't you glad I shared your recipe? Now you're famous. I hoped you wouldn't be mad if I didn't ask first ;)

Spam said...

Yay, Kay! It looks delicious and that's a funny evolution you went on to find it right under your nose! Can't wait to try it!

martha meyers said...

This is absolutely delicious! After I made it, I couldn't leave it alone -- I had to keep sampling!

Pearl said...

I have a bottle of Leatherby's caramel at my computer desk with the ingredients listed on the label trying to find the recipe online and I came across your blog.. I'll give your recipe a try tomorrow. I agree with you, it's the best caramel I have EVER tasted and highly addictive. Thanks for the recipe.

Laurie N said...

Has anyone canned this in 1/2 pint jars? Time and technique would be greatly appreciated.

Missy said...

making this right now for some pears that are going bad on my counter. I have not found anything that I don't like it with...crazy good!

Lori said...

Have you ever added vanilla to it?