Everyone needs an easy caramel sauce recipe. This one is simple to whip up for a sweet treat late at night or keep it hidden in the back of the fridge to enjoy when no one is looking. Gluten free eaters need strategies like this!
The process of melting butter and adding sugar seems magical to young cooks so it's perfect for gluten free kids. Of course you can buy gluten free sauces but learning to combine simple ingredients into amazing dishes can be very satisfying.
Reading labels and learning about food manufacturing is just one more reason to consider making anything for yourself.
How To Caramelize Sugar
The typical process to caramelize white sugar is in a pot on the stove over low heat without water. Some recipes instruct you to use a brush dipped in water to push the sugar crystals down the sides of the pot as they slowly caramelize into a golden sauce.
It's a straight forward process but takes time and attention to make sure it doesn't burn. I’ve caramelized sugar many times (and burnt it a few too) but over the years this recipe has become my go-to.
I make this caramel sauce with brown sugar, butter and whipping cream. It's an easy no-fail recipe anyone can make and it won't burn.
7 Ways to Serve Caramel Sauce
The possibilities for caramel sauce are endless. In the time it takes to make this caramel sauce I'm sure you could come up with a dozen more ideas. Here are a few of my favourites:
- Spooned over ice cream, brownies or on cookies for a salted-caramel delicious treat.
- One spoonful right out of the jar when no one is looking.
- Baked Apples With Caramel Sauce for a homey dessert.
- As a topping for mug cakes.
- Caramel sauce is the sticky in Sticky Date Pudding.
- Drizzled over Banana Bundt Cake, with or without the chocolate glaze.
- Add a dot to these tiny cheesecake cupcakes, or make cheesecake in small Mason jars and top with a more generous amount. Add salt flakes for the salted-caramel taste everyone loves.
Easiest Edible Gift for Teachers
People love edible gifts and this easy caramel sauce can be made weeks in advance or an hour before you leave home.
I'm happy for people to see my caramel sauce so I put jars into clear cellophane bags. Tie it up with pretty ribbon and personalize it with a handwritten label. It's the ultimate last minute gift for teachers.
Let me know in the comments below if you gave your sauce away or kept it hidden in the back of the fridge for your own enjoyment.
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Easy Caramel Sauce (gluten free)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- 1 cup whipping cream
- 7 tablespoon butter
- Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes stirring a few times.