Caramel Sauce

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Feb 122009
 

This caramel sauce is great for dipping apple slices or as an ice cream topping. It is great for after school snack or even to pack in the kid’s lunchboxes. Grown ups love it, too!

Ingredients

1 cup sugar
1 Teaspoon lemon juice
¼ cup of water
½ cup heavy cream, at room temperature
¼ teaspoon salt

Method:

In a medium pan with high sides, place the sugar, lemon juice and the water. Bring the mixture to a boil, in medium heat. Stir occasionally lightly to maintain even cooking.

The mixture will start to change color. When it turns bronze, about 8-10 minutes, remove the pan from the heat. Pour the cream all at once into the hot sugar mixture. The mixture will bubble and froth up. Stir with a wooden spoon until the sauce is smooth and has stopped boiling. Add the salt.

Pour it into a glass bowl, cover and chill for at least 30 minutes. The sauce will thicken once it cools down. If it becomes too thick, put it in the microwave briefly.

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