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Caramel Recipe

Is it caramel or carmel? For a twist on this classic sauce try adding a tsp of salt to the finished caramel. Or go a little crazy and substitute lemon or orange juice for the cream.

Caramel Recipe

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A caramel that's great on just about anything.

By Measure
3 Cups Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1 Cup Cream
1/2 Stick Butter
By Weight
1# 6 Ounces Sugar
1/4 Cup Water
1 Cup Cream
2 Ounces Butter


  1. In a heavy-bottomed sauce pan wet all the sugar down with the water.
  2. Over medium-high heat bring to a boil and cook until sugar turns a caramel color.
  3. Take off the heat and carefully pour in the cream - this will boil violently so be very careful while stirring the cream in.
  4. Add the butter and allow to cool.
  5. Makes about 3 cups caramel.

  6. NOTE: Once sugar begins to simmer DO NOT stir anymore as this can cause sugar crystals to fall into the mixture and seize your caramel. If this happens I find it best to clean out the pan and start over.

    NOTE: If you see sugar crystals forming on the sides of the pan wipe them off with a pastry brush dipped in water.