I will not start by talking about my multiple caramel sauce failures over the years. I tried it all; wet caramel, dry caramel, the microwave method…you name it, I’ve tried it and failed.
The reason I’ve been trying so hard is because I love caramel from the bottom of my gluttonny little heart; smooth, velvety, rich caramel sauce drizzled over a scoop of vanilla ice cream nestled on top of a huge slice of homemade apple pie. I also love caramel covered popcorn. And caramel candy.
Anyway, this is an incredibly easy recipe for caramel sauce that doesn’t require any messing about with burnt sugar and all that jazz.
Oh and in case you still don’t get it, I love caramel!
Adapted from Pioneer Woman
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon butter (feel free to add more)
½ cup heavy whipping cream
1 Tablespoon vanilla
Pinch of salt
Mix all ingredients together in a small saucepan over medium heat and whisk lightly until it thickens to your liking (you can make it thin or cook it longer for a thicker sauce).