I was at my local library when I came across the Jan/Feb edition of Culinaire Magazine. Culinaire is a food and beverage magazine that highlights local people in Calgary. A featured post was from The Bottle House Pub and Eatery. This is where I discovered a recipe for salted caramel sauce. They drizzle this sauce over their Granny Smith Apple Fritters.
It looked so deliciously good I had to try it.
All I can say is WOW! It is incredible. I wish I had discovered this earlier.
Salted caramel sauce is for the caramel lover. It is creamy, buttery and rich. It’s very addictive. And there are many uses for it. It can be served over cookies, ice cream, cake… the possibilities are endless.
What surprises me is just how easy it is to make at home. 5 ingredients is all it takes. In less than 15 minutes I had a golden and delicious sauce.
My daughter, Nicki, came home from school the other day and spotted it. She quickly grabbed an apple, sliced it, scooped up some salted caramel and happily sat in front of the tv with her snack. She gave me the nod of approval.
I’m already on my second batch. It’s quick and easy to make. Be very careful when adding the butter and cream as it quickly comes to a rolling boil.
- ⅔ cup sugar
- 3 tablespoon water
- 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
- ⅓ cup heavy cream
- ½ teaspoon salt
- Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly, until sugar is melted.
- Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture turns medium dark amber in color. About 8-10 minutes.
- Add butter. Be careful as it quickly comes to a rolling boil. Continue stirring until butter is melted.
- Add cream slowly, stirring constantly, as again it will come to a rolling boil.
- Remove from heat and stir in salt.
- Allow to cool.