Salted Caramel Sauce
A rainy weekend at the trailer, and with the change in the weather, I'm thinking comfort food and something sweet! I think homemade anything is the best - and homemade salted caramel sauce is so easy to make, just like this recipe! We use it on coffee cake, pancakes and now my newest recipe - Blueberry Pear & Walnut Galette.
Salted caramel recipes are so popular right now, you can find them just about everywhere and some really good ones too! The sweet & salty flavor is so rich and creamy and really enhances just about anything. This time I wanted to make something just a bit different, so I experimented with different flavors. The result is this recipe and the special ingredient to this secret sauce is almond-flavored liqueur. I used Amaretto Di Saronno, but I'm sure there are others. The salted caramel sauce recipe makes about a pint - and can be doubled to make more, which is what I will do the next time I make a batch. I'm actually thinking of making some at Christmas time for hostess gifts. I'll pick up some cute little jars at the dollar store, like the ones I used in this post. What do you think?
Here is the recipe, just for you.
1 cup dark brown sugar - well packed
4 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. sea salt
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 1/2 tbsp. Amaretto (almond flavoured liqueur)
Directions (Prep time - about 30 minutes):
In a medium sized saucepan mix the brown sugar, butter, sea salt, and heavy cream and cook over medium-low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring often, but not vigorously.
As the caramel begins to thicken, cook for another 2 minutes
Remove from heat and add the liqueur
Return to the stove and cook for another 2 minutes
Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes
Pour into glass jars for storage
Tip: I poured the sauce into a 2 cup measuring cup and used that to pour into my little jars.