Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Salted Caramel Sauce, with printable label's....

 This sauce recipe is great with fruit, over ice cream, cheese cake, in a (milk shake) and it makes a super gift.
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel sauce

Yield: 4 jars of sauce

Prep Time: 20 min + cooling time

Cook Time: 12 min


1 1/2 cups granulated white sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup whipping cream
1 1/2 tablespoons salted butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
Four 4-ounce jelly jars with lids, cleaned and dried


1. Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir. Bring the mixture to a boil and shake/swirl the pan very often (don't stir it while it's boiling) until it turns a medium amber color (should take 12 to 15 minutes). If sugar crystals gather along the sides of the pan during the cooking process, you can use a pastry brush dipped in water to brush the sugar down the sides of the pan so that it becomes incorporated into the boiling mixture.

2. Remove the pan from heat and pour in the cream. It will bubble up like crazy. Give it a whisk, then add in the butter, vanilla and sea salt. Whisk again until everything is nice and smooth. It should be the color of caramel. Cool it in the pan, or pour it into a large measuring cup so that it will be easier to transfer to jars when cooled. Now if your wanting to do a few jars for your pantry pour caramel sauce into warm jars and seal with new if used within 3 months. There is a lot of mixed information out on the internet and as of yet I have not gotta a clear answer on canning carmel sauce for extened shelf life.

3. Divide the sauce evenly among the four jars. Place lids and labels on and refrigerate until ready to use or gift to friends.  If not canning this sauce the sauce must be kept refrigerated and it will stay fresh for 4 to 6 weeks.


*Boil jelly jars and lids for a couple of minutes to really get rid of any grime that might be in there from packaging or storage. Then let them dry thoroughly before adding the sauce.

*If your sauce solidifies, you either let it cook too long or the heat wasn't high enough. Pull it off the heat when it is a nice, medium amber color. It's important that it maintains a nice boil at medium-high heat and that you don't take yours eyes off of it. Keep swirling the pan and don't let it burn!

*Serving suggestions: Serve with apples, cheesecake, ice cream, or incorporate it into a milkshake!
Source: (Adapted from Food Network Magazine)

Click on these links for printable label's ...great gift idea!!!

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