Caramel Sauce is a rich and sweet sauce used in cooking. It only requires a limited number of ingredients and is ready in a jiffy. This sauce is easy-to-make and is highly flexible to use. Have it with pudding, ice cream, fruits, cakes, or plain bread. It is going to rock on your cooking.
There are only three ingredients required for making this sauce. All the ingredients are readily available as well. This factor makes the sauce even more appealing.
Sweetness In Caramel Sauce
We are using regular white sugar. It is the ideal one for the sauce base. However, it may form lumps while melting, but nothing to worry about. Some people like to use brown sugar for the same. It will provide a different taste overall. Honey is also a great option and healthier too for sweetening. Replace these with white sugar.
The texture of Sauce
Heavy cream is being used here to make the sauce richer and smoother in texture. If you do not want to use heavy cream, you can substitute it with heavy milk instead. However, it will affect the consistency of the sauce. So make sure the milk contains enough fat contents.
Butter will not only make the texture silkier but will also prevent the sauce from burning. We recommend Unsalted butter to use here as it will let you adjust the salt content in the recipe if you add it.
TR’s Extra Shots For Caramel Sauce
- Water – If the sugar seems to be burning faster, you may use some water to stop that. Otherwise, water is not needed.
- Extract – Vanilla extract is excellent to enhance the flavour. It is entirely optional, though.
- Salt – This is an optional ingredient but is highly recommended to use. The combination of sweet and salty flavours will be great for your palates. You can add it once the sugar melts. However, do not add too much.
- Utensils – Make sure to use a thick bottomed pan to make this sauce, or else it will burn faster. Also, the pan should have high sides, or else the sauce will overflow with the ingredients when boiling.
- Stirring – Do not keep on stirring the sauce more than is required. Stirring crystallize the sugar in it, and you will end up with grainy parts of it in the end and not a smooth texture.
- Patience – Even if the sauce is easy to make, the cooking time is not definite. It can either take ten minutes or fifteen minutes to cook. So you need to be patient and keep an eye on it while cooking.
- Storing – When adequately sealed, this sauce will stay usable for up to 3 weeks. It has to be kept in the refrigerator, but it is better to keep it in the freezer.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I use this sauce for caramel apple recipes?
This sauce is not thick enough to coat the apples for the caramel apple recipe. It is much better as a dip for the apple slices.
What to do if the sauce crystallize?
If the sauce crystallizes, you need not make the whole sauce again. Instead, add the required amount of water and heat the sauce for the crystallized sugar to melt completely.
In what ways can I use this sauce?
This caramel sauce comes with multiple uses. You can use it as a dip for fruits, drizzle it over brownies or pour ice-creams, glaze it over a cake, layer a cake with this. Or you can even gift it to someone else.
Can I use brown sugar instead of regular white sugar?
You can substitute brown sugar with white sugar. It also adds nice flavours. However, you may need to melt the butter before adding suh=gar to the pan. Or even boil the water first if you are using it.
How can I thicken this sauce more for using it as a dip?
It is easy to do if you want to thicken this sauce for dipping apples. Just add one cup of corn syrup to the sauce along with the sugar, and you will get the required consistency.