5-Minute Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce

5-Minute Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce

A spoonful of caramel makes any dessert more decadent – not to mention more dressed up! A sauce is typically the easiest way to finish off a dessert with a new layer of flavor and this 5-Minute Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce recipe is one that you should definitely have in your arsenal. …

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5-Minute Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce

A spoonful of caramel makes any dessert more decadent – not to mention more dressed up! A sauce is typically the easiest way to finish off a dessert with a new layer of flavor and this 5-Minute Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce recipe is one that you should definitely have in your arsenal. Eat it with a spoon, drizzle it over ice cream or serve with slightly warmed brownies – the options are endless and this caramel sauce is simple enough that you can try them all.

This simple caramel sauce is made with brown sugar, cream and butter, along with a dash of vanilla and salt to round out the flavors. It comes together in under 5 minutes, including the time that you need to measure out all your ingredients. I happen to be a big fan of the warm molasses note of brown sugar and like the complexity that it brings to this sauce, a little change of pace from most store-bought caramel sauces.

To make it, simply combine all the ingredients in a medium-sized saucepan or a medium-sized nonstick skillet. While it may seem like the ingredients could fit into a smaller pan, the caramel will bubble up as it cooks and you’ll reduce the risk of making a mess by simply using a slightly larger pan to start out with. After boiling the caramel for about two minutes – stirring to dissolve any crystals from the sugar – you’ll end up with a buttery, creamy caramel sauce.

I add vanilla and salt right after taking the caramel off the heat. By adding the vanilla while the sauce is still very hot, the alcohol in the extract will evaporate, leaving only the vanilla flavor behind. I also add another pinch of coarse salt – for that salty-sweet effect – after the caramel has cooled slightly. If you enjoy salty-sweet desserts, you’ll appreciate the subtle crunch of coarse salt in the finished sauce.

The Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce will thicken as it cools, so you will need to reheat it in the microwave (or on the stovetop in a nonstick pan) to make it drizzle-able if you need to. The sauce does not thicken up enough to turn into a sliced caramel, however, so you’ll need to one of my other reipes if you’re looking for that kind of treat!

5-Minute Brown Sugar Caramel Sauce
1/2 cup light or golden brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
2 tbsp butter
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla extract
coarse salt, for topping

In a medium sized skillet (pref. nonstick) or a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, heavy cream and butter. Bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve the sugar. Boil, stirring regularly, for about 2 minutes. Mixture will bubble up as it cooks. Remove from heat and stir in salt and vanilla extract. Transfer to a small container – such as a glass jar or bowl – to cool slightly before using. Top with sprinkle of coarse salt before serving.
Sauce will be easy to drizzle when warm, and it is ok to reheat it in the microwave if necessary.

Makes about 3/4 cup

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Banana Upside Down Cake

In the winter, we often turn to the tropics to get our fruit fixes. Bananas are the most popular fruit in America, and they’re quite popular elsewhere, too. I’m happy with oranges, grapefruits, and chocolate (yup, cocoa beans are fruit – great news for fruit-lovers!) but sometimes it’s nice to throw something else in the mix, and I’ll grab a pineapple, some kiwifruits, a few…

Banana upside down cake recipe

In the winter, we often turn to the tropics to get our fruit fixes. Bananas are the most popular fruit in America, and they’re quite popular elsewhere, too. I’m happy with oranges, grapefruits, and chocolate (yup, cocoa beans are fruit – great news for fruit-lovers!) but sometimes it’s nice to throw something else in the mix, and I’ll grab a pineapple, some kiwifruits, a few avocados, or a bunch of bananas, when doing my food shopping.

Banana upside down cake recipe

While I was waiting for my yellow bananas to ripen, a few days later I came across these red bananas at the market. I love red bananas, which have a more pronounced flavor than yellow bananas, but are hard to come by in France, and elsewhere. (They should be dead-ripe when you use them. The skin will turn quite dark when they’re ready.) So jumped at the bunch when I saw it, and put those in my fruit bowl to see who would ripen first.

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Vegan Caramel Sauce

Smooth, sticky, and sweet are the words that come to mind when we think about this Vegan Caramel Sauce. This recipe is very easy and requires only three ingredients—which is surprising because the taste is intricate and heavenly. Vegan Caramel Sauce is…

Smooth, sticky, and sweet are the words that come to mind when we think about this Vegan Caramel Sauce. This recipe is very easy and requires only three ingredients—which is surprising because the taste is intricate and heavenly. Vegan Caramel Sauce is a handy recipe to have on hand. It can be used with many...

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Biscoff Caramel Cookie Bars

It’s no secret that I LOVE Biscoff cookie butter. I bake with it all of the time. A few of my favorite recipes include: Brown Butter Biscoff Rice Krispie Treats, Brown Butter Biscoff Snickerdoodles, Biscoff Pumpkin Pie, and No-Churn Biscoff Ice C…

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Vegan Banoffee Pie

The classic no-bake British dessert, reinvented using vegan-friendly ingredients. A biscuit base, caramel (using Carnation vegan condensed milk alternative), whipped vegan cream & chocolate shavings.
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The classic no-bake British dessert, reinvented using vegan-friendly ingredients. A biscuit base, caramel (using Carnation vegan condensed milk alternative), whipped vegan cream & chocolate shavings.

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Rolo Cookies

Last week, I bought Rolo candies to make Rolo Pretzels. I didn’t use all of the Rolos so I decided to use the leftover candies to make Rolo Cookies. These cookies look like plain chocolate cookies, but there is a surprise inside. The chocolate co…

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Hard Cider Caramel Apple Pie

Apple pie is quintessential holiday fare, and my family would be highly disappointed if it was missing from our dessert table. In my new cookbook, Baking for the Holidays, I’ve taken my favorite apple pie recipe (found in The Vanilla Bean Baking …

hard cider caramel apple on marble surface. pie

Apple pie is quintessential holiday fare, and my family would be highly disappointed if it was missing from our dessert table. In my new cookbook, Baking for the Holidays, I’ve taken my favorite apple pie recipe (found in The Vanilla Bean Baking Book) and added hard cider and caramel to it, elevating it to superstar level. A Different Apple Pie Making Technique The method I use for making pie comes from Ms. Rose Levy Beranbaum and her wonderful book The Pie and Pastry Bible. Releasing the fruit juice and then cooking it down helps control how much liquid is in the filling and gives it a more concentrated flavor. To release the juice from the apples in this recipe, you’ll mix the cut apples with brown sugar, lemon juice, and salt, and let them sit for a few hours, or overnight. The sugary juice is then strained and boiled down with the hard cider, to eventually be stirred into the caramel. Can this pie be made without alcohol? If you don’t prefer to use alcohol, the hard cider can be replaced with straight-up apple cider. When testing recipe for the book I used Gala apples, but recently tried this pie […]

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Caramel Apple Board

This post is sponsored by Kroger. Caramel apples are a fall staple. I love making classic caramel apples, but to be honest, they are kind of hard to eat. Instead, I like to make a Caramel Apple Board, so you can dip apple slices into caramel and lots o…

This post is sponsored by Kroger. Caramel apples are a fall staple. I love making classic caramel apples, but to be honest, they are kind of hard to eat. Instead, I like to make a Caramel Apple Board, so you can dip apple slices into caramel and lots of delicious toppings! The caramel slices are…

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Vegan Millionaire’s Shortbread

This vegan version of the classic bake, Millionaire’s shortbread, is just as good as the original. With a creamy layer of carnation caramel made using carnation’s vegan condensed milk, a crumbly shortbread base and a thick layer of dark cho…

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Salted Caramel Blondies with Pretzels

If you love salty-sweet desserts, these blondies are for you! These Salted Caramel Blondies are packed with sweet caramel bits, chocolate chips, and – as an added surprise – salty pretzel pieces.  We’ve been blessed with really great weather here in Ohio for the past couple of weeks, which has been an awesome start to summer break …

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If you love salty-sweet desserts, these blondies are for you! These Salted Caramel Blondies are packed with sweet caramel bits, chocolate chips, and – as an added surprise – salty pretzel pieces. 

Two salted caramel blondies with pretzels stacked on a white plate

We’ve been blessed with really great weather here in Ohio for the past couple of weeks, which has been an awesome start to summer break and enabled us to hang out at the pool almost every day.

However, in recent days we’ve been seeing a ton of rain which has kept us indoors watching funny YouTube videos, crafting and of course – baking up some delicious treats like these sweet and salty Salted Caramel Blondies with yummy bites of pretzels!

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