1 cup of sugar
6 Tbsp butter
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
Make sure you have everything ready to go -
the cream and the butter next to the pan, ready to put in. Making caramel is a
fast process that cannot wait for hunting around for ingredients. If you don't
work fast, the sugar will burn.
- Heat sugar on high heat in a heavy-bottomed 2-quart or 3-quart
saucepan. As the sugar begins to melt, stir constantly with a whisk.
- As soon as all of the sugar crystals have melted (the liquid sugar
should be dark amber in color), immediately add the butter to the pan. Continue
to whisk vigorously until the butter has melted.
- Once the butter has melted, take the pan off the heat. Add the cream
to the pan and continue to whisk to incorporate. Note than when you add the
butter and the cream, the mixture will foam up considerably. This is why you
must use a pan that is at least 2-quarts (preferably 3-quarts) big.
- Whisk until caramel sauce is smooth. Let cool in the pan for a
couple minutes, then pour into a glass mason jar and let sit to cool to room
temperature. (Remember to use pot holders when handling the jar filled with hot
caramel sauce.) Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Warm before