Monday, October 15, 2012

Salted Caramel Sauce

We have been eating apples like crazy at our house.  It has been so delicious.  I can't seem to get enough.

I got 2 bushels to make into applesauce and we are going to be lucky if we have any left.  I got them from a local orchard and they are absolutely amazing.  Crisp, juicy, and so sweet.

And of course, you have to have caramel apples at least once a week.  It is imperative.  Life simply couldn't exist if you didn't.  

I have all sorts of caramel recipes at my house but this is the best one I have for caramel apples.  It is thick enough for dipping, and hardens fast enough for the apples.  So scrumptious, my mouth is watering just thinking about them.

Salted Caramel Sauce

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1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/3 cup whipping cream
3 tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 – 1 tsp coarse sea salt (add to your preference)

1.  Cook sugar, syrup and whip cream over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until it reaches 230 degrees on a candy thermometer.  Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla.  Serve warm or dip apples immediately in caramel and let cool.

2.  Refrigerate left overs.  When reheating do not allow it to boil or it will get grainy and harden when put on ice cream.  Enjoy!

Source: Your Homebased Mom
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