Thursday, September 30, 2010

Buttery Caramel Sauce

This is my day of fame! My niece, Missy featured my Caramel sauce recipe on her blog, HowDoesShe.com. 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 HowDoesShe.com. 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.

8 comments:

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?