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Caramel Recipe

This is more of a caramel syrup than a "sauce" and I find it perfect for sweetening drinks as well as using in desserts.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 32kcal
Author: Stefani


  • 1/2 C plus 1/4 C water
  • 1-1/2 C sugar
  • ½ t salt


  • Leave 1/2 cup water near the stove as you will need it at Step 4.
  • Heat sugar and 1/4 cup water in a small heavy-based saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar starts to dissolve, 5 to 6 minutes.
  • Constantly swirl the saucepan while the mixture continues to cook. When the mixture starts to turn amber (in 10 to 12 minutes), remove from the heat.
  • Very carefully add 1/2 cup water in 3 additions to saucepan.
  • Add salt and stir with a metal spoon until caramel is dissolved, about a minute, returning to heat if needed.
  • Pour into 2-cup glass measuring cup. You might need to add more water, if needed, to equal 1 1/3 cups of caramel.
  • Let stand until cooled to room temperature.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Sodium: 97mg | Sugar: 8g