Easy Caramel Sauce

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
10 min
Inactive:
10 min
Cook:
10 min

Yield:
1 1/2 cups
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

Mix the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter and salt in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until it gets thicker. Add the vanilla and cook another minute to thicken further. Turn off the heat, cool slightly and pour the sauce into a jar. Refrigerate until cold.


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I didn't have brown sugar on hand, so used plain, table sugar.  I had the rest of ingredients on hand, but mine never turned brown. :(  Having said that, I can't be too sad because what I ended up with was the worlds best "butterscotch" sauce!  I think if I used brown sugar, it would have come out different.  I let it cook for double the time, though, and the sugar boiled, but never got the burned, caramel coloring or taste.<div><br /></div><div>But again, it's okay.  I like butterscotch and this was the first time I ever made it at home - however inadvertently (!) and I'm happy with it. :)</div> item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is an awesome recipe!  I used butter and milk because I didn't have half and half,  and it is heaven!  I already ate most off the spoon!<br /> item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this using heavy cream, reduced the amount of vanilla, and for the adult version, added 2 Tbsp of Brandy. OMG so good. I could eat this by the spoonful. Oh wait... I did... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very delicious! I had to add a little cornstarch to make the caramel a little thicker but it turned out great! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually make traditional caramel sauce with regular sugar and water that take longer and is dicey. This recipe was fast and easy. It was too sweet for our taste but I admit I put it on very thick on the ice cream instead of drizzling like I should have. I love Ree's recipes item not reviewed by moderator and published
I was making a recipe that calls for a jar of caramel and, being Christmas, all the stores are closed. I decided to make this but I didn't have half and half so I used milk with a tablespoon of butter. It tasted great! It was a little thin but the recipe I was making called for adding a little flour to the caramel and that did the trick. Thanks for a delicious recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very tasty! Nothing wrong with it. I forgot to add the vanilla, but it still tasted amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a great recipe. All the people that say it was too runny, either didn't follow the recipe or they didn't cook it long enough. It is not going to be a really firm caramel, it was intended for drizzling over other things. LOVE IT. Will definitely use it again. As for the vanilla, people need to quit whining and right their own recipes if they didn't like it, sheesh! item not reviewed by moderator and published
So, I followed the directions above and it is too runny.... what can i do to make it thicker? item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this sauce to go over apple turnovers and vanilla ice cream. Everyone loved it! It turned out great! I had to turn up the heat a little to get the sauce to thicken. I also only added a tsp of vanilla. Will be making this again :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
Very disappointing! Never thickened and way to much vanilla. Sounded so simple I didn't bother reading reviews. Now I see the recipe is wrong-never corrected. Should be only one teaspoon of vanilla, not a tablespoon!! Now I won't trust your website for future recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I forgot to add the vanilla but I don't think it missed it. I thought this recipe was easy and uncomplicated and wouldn't have attempted making caramel sauce any other way. The pioneer woman has a knack for getting the same result with fewer steps and I will definitely be making this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
WAY too much vanilla. I followed the recipe and didn't watch the video (where I apparently was supposed to learn it is supposed to call for a TEASPOON and NOT a tablespoon.) It's too bad such a major typo in the recipe isn't corrected. Very disappointed, but I may try again another time with just a teaspoon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
best i have ever had! Very easy and very yummy item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this tonight!! AAAmazzzzing!! I could have eaten it by the spoonful's!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent! Tasty and Easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
so wonderful is now my go to caramel sauce recipe! item not reviewed by moderator and published
it is so good I did it today :))) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I don't normally bother making my own carmel sauce because it just seemed too complicated and troublesome when I have watched it demonstrated on many of the other Food Network shows. Between the exact use of a candy thermometer to exhortations not to stir and keep all signs of water far from it or it will turn into a ball of crystals, I wanted nothing to do with it. When I saw Ree whip it up, however, and so simply and easily I thought I'd give it a whirl. I'm glad I did because it is amazing. Mine came out smooth, rich and very carmel tasting.It is now my "go to" carmel. Also, if you refrigerate it and it becomes too viscous (like I did) just microwave it for 15-20 seconds and it will once again become perfectly drizzl-able! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Didn't work for me. I could not get it to be thick at all, I ended up adding a few spoons of corn starch in, still wasn't very thick. Also tasted more like liquid brown sugar than normal caramel. item not reviewed by moderator and published
GAH THIS IS AMAZING!!!!! I am a true caramel fan and this is PERFECT. I didn't have half and half so i used coffee creamer and milk. PITCH. PERFECT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this sauce for the first time. I only had 2% milk so I used evaporated milk instead. I don't know what heavy cream would taste like but the evaporated milk works just fine too! Yum! I'm going to drizzle the caramel over chocolate brownies and add pecans. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Excellent, easy caramel sauce to make. First batch I could taste the sugar crystals but next batch I just cooked a little longer, stirring and watching constantly. Came out perfect. Agree that one teaspoon of vanilla is plenty. I have never added corn syrup. I use this as topping for cheesecake. Have made it half a dozen times at least. With half and half and with heavy cream comes out perfect every time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm giving this 4 stars for how easy it was to make. I'm not giving it 5 stars because it reminds me too much of sweetened condensed milk in flavor and mouth feel. It's good, don't get me wrong, if you want a sweet syrupy topping for your dessert. But it doesn't have a very caramel'y taste to it. Also, you only need to use one TEASPOON of vanilla! And it'll thicken as it cools, so don't worry if it seems too runny when you take it off the heat. Let it cool on the counter for about an hour before putting it in the fridge. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Love this! I used heavy whipping cream instead of the half and half. So easy and the taste is amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am 99.9% sure I followed directions to the T, but the result was a thickish liquid where I could feel the granules of sugar -- in BOTH batches. It also did not taste like I expected. Not sure what I did wrong. Giving it a 3 since it may be my fault item not reviewed by moderator and published
Never knew how much i liked caramel sauce until i tried this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was a GREAT easy recipe. I substituted heavy whipping cream in place of the half and half and it was absolutely marvelous!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Unfortunately, using 2% milk didn't work for me. I tried cooking it longer but never got thick. It's like maple syrup. So I went ahead and made a new batch with the half-n-half and it is perfect! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Simple and easy. I only had access to 1% milk so I added just a tiny bit more salt to help counter act the sweetness and it turned out amazing! I let it cook a little longer because I wanted a thicker sauce for caramel brownies and it worked. Taste so much better than store bought! I will definitely be using this recipe again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Came out surprisingly good! I was out of half and half so I just used milk and it still worked. The salt is key to bringing out the flavor--I sprinkled an extra pinch or two over the top of the bowl before serving. Be very careful not to overcook--if the caramel starts to turn pale you've gone too far. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I used an almond milk/coconut milk blend instead of half-and-half, and ended up cooking it longer, but it came out really great!! I didn't even notice if it was runnier than I expected, because it was sooooo goooood. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Just made this, mine would not thicken so I added cornstarch. It tastes very yummy, its still not the texture it should be. It's in the fridge, so hope that helps. item not reviewed by moderator and published
super good and super easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Thank You Ree this is sooooooooooooo good and easy too thanks again ps I love your show item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great recipe, thank you! I used a bit less sugar and had it warm poured over apple cake. Delicious. item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG! This is the easiest caramel sauce and so delicious! Will keep handy for Christmas presents. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made two batches of this easy recipe and think the taste is fantastic. I followed the directions to the end and then turned the heat up to let the mixture foam (two minutes), hoping it would thicken more. It did and then I continued to read more of the comments before making the second one. Decided, based on another reviewer, to add the vanilla after removing from the heat. I did think this helped get a thicker sauce with my second batch. This is so much easier than the other recipes for caramel sauce that I have tried. Don't be deterred by the negative reviews. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cannot begin to tell you how easy it was and how tasty it was!! I have tried so many through the years and I screwed them all up.. but this one is the true winner.. This is my now go to recipe. Thank you for sharing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is amazing and extremely easy and quick to make. . I followed the suggestion of some other reviewers adding a tablespoon of corn syrup. I will not be buying any more carmel sauce after trying this recipe. This tastes so much better and it is so inexpensive to make! Can't beat it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Oh man this is dangerous...this is too easy! I just made it to top off molten cakes and ice cream, and I can't put it down. I will never buy caramel again. I didn't have half and half so I subbed it with 1% milk and few splashes of heavy cream. I did put in more than a tsp of vanilla, but accidentally, and then I saw that it actually calls for more than a tsp. The vanilla instantly perfumes it and adds that next level of sweetness and flavor, so definitely more than a tsp is needed. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just made this and put it with banana-cinnamon waffles! Amazing! I used 1% milk because that was all that was in the house but I just cooked it for a bit longer (~10-15 minutes) and it eventually thickened up! I also used 1 tsp of vanilla like most other reviewers! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe did not work for me. I followed the directions, added corn syrup as suggested by other posters, used one teaspoon of vanilla and ended up with thick caramel instead of sauce. I turned the cooled caramel onto a cutting board and cut them up into pieces. At least I ( by mistake ) found a good caramel recipe. I will try to make this sauce again and not add the corn syrup this time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best caramel I've ever had!!!! So easy too! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy, super tasty, very indulgent... I did add corn syrup, about a tablespoon, because this just makes sense, and the finished caramel is silky and decadent as a result. It definitely needs time to cool for things like dipping apples, but as for a sauce for ice cream or cake, it is just perfect! I would NOT recommend a full tablespoon of vanilla though. We used 1 teaspoon and that was sufficient for bold flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I usually make it with white sugar, but decided to give this one a try. We all really disliked it and ended up throwing out the whole batch. We all decided that the brown sugar gives it a really weird flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Gee ddbryant... you should watch your own typos... it's Ree.. not Dee... ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love her recipes item not reviewed by moderator and published
Dee said 1 teaspoon, not table spoon. I have the show on my DVR and rewound it to double check. This is typed incorrectly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
The best caramel sauce I have ever made...and I'm super particular about my caramel since I love it so much. Yes, I've made the white sugar version but its something about this one...maybe the molasses in the brown sugar that makes it super amazing.. A few things I may have done differently: used salted butter, used more than a pinch of very fine sea salt, and then whisked it for a good while (arms started to slightly burn). Almost forgot, I took the others' suggestions and added a teaspoon of corn syrup. And yes, mine was the perfect consistency. Eating my brownie sundae now. Enjoy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and tastes great. I increased the amount of brown sugar to 1 1/4 cups and added a tablespoon of corn syrup to give it a bit more thickness. You could also use heavy cream to gains thicker sauce. Also, if you cook it a bit longer (so that it is foamy boiling for about 2 minutes), you will end up with a thicker sauces well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
THIS RECIPE HAS WAAAAAAAAAYYYYY TO MUCH VANILLA.THIS IS A HORRIBLE RECIPE WE HAD TO ADD FLOUR AND CORN SYRUP TO MAKE IT THICKEN. NOT RECOMMENDED TO MAKE item not reviewed by moderator and published
The initial taste coming off of the heat was great. I could definitely see it as a yummy addition to an ice cream sundae. However... I decided to use it as a layer for sea salt caramel fudge.... mistake. Once the caramel set in the fridge, the vanilla flavor became overpowering! Highly recommend cutting amount of vanilla by half. I love vanilla, but this is a bit overkill for my taste. I'd give it 5 stars with a vanilla reduction. Bottom line: Excellent sauce but stick with a white sugar caramel for layering in candy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Really good! added a bit of maple extract and it was very tasty and easy to make. I was concerned at first because it didn't thicken right away but it did thicken up after I removed from heat and is perfect on top of my gingerbread cake! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the 6th caramel sauce recipe I have tried...it is the LAST caramel sauce recipe I will try. It's a keeper! It's richness is a gift to the taste buds! item not reviewed by moderator and published
There is no other word to describe this sauce but "yummy!" It's so easy and tastes so good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
It was great skipping the caramelization. Super easy, perfect consistency. Served it with fresh pineapple and vanilla ice cream. Rave reviews! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this today to use for the Caramel Apple Pie in her cookbook. I thought it was great! I added 2 Tbsp light corn syrup with all of the ingredients in the pot and did not have a problem with the sauce crystalizing... I also cut the vanilla down to 1/2 Tbsp. This is going to be my "go to" caramel sauce from now on! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so easy and the taste is fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing this recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very easy and delicious. I made this to use as a glaze for a Butter Pecan Pound cake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish....I made this to pour over gluten-free rhubarb coffee cake....Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy and so easy! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yum! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Can I use this to make caramel apples? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy to make and extremely delicious! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Great caramel sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
very very GOOOOOOOOD!!!!!!!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
delicious...not as thick as I would like, but very good...and the vanilla really adds depth of flavor. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Followed the recipe with the following changes: Used 1/8 teaspoon salt along with salted butter. NO vanilla and instead used 1/4 teaspoon orange extract. WOW!! I have not let it cool, but the warm sauce is OOTW!!! Just so you know, it is not as smooth and creamy as the "melt white sugar", more finicky recipies, but it is EASY and DELICIOUS. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I can&amp;#39;t believe those who change the recipe by replacing the recipe with different ingredients (such as using a different type of sugar or dairy and then gives the recipe a bad rating for taste. The commenter is actually posting a rating of themselves and not Foodnetwork. (Yes, sometimes substitutions may not make alot of difference but sometimes it can definitely affect the outcome of the taste. I&amp;#39;ve made the recipe and it&amp;#39;s easy and tastes great. Have used it for cakes and it rocks! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is not like any caramel sauce that I have had. I didn&amp;#39;t have half and half but I had light cream so I used that, also used dark brown sugar and followed with the rest of the ingredients &amp; directions as written. Absolutely too much vanilla. I was thinking that it sounded like a lot but put it in anyway. Every recipe that I have reviewed makes it completely different, uses 1 teaspoon of vanilla and uses heavy cream. The other recipes don&amp;#39;t put all the ingredients in at one time like this does. Perhaps that&amp;#39;s why this doesn&amp;#39;t really taste like caramel to me. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I spent the afternoon cooking a caramel sauce from another cook that took 1 and a half hours to make. It curdled and tasted bad. Thank goodness for your quick and easy recipe. It was fabulous. I served it over a gluten free brownie with vanilla ice cream to a crowd of friends and they raved at the caramel sauce. Thank you thank you for saving me. Got tons of compliments. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW. So easy and yet so delicious. This is just like the caramel sauce my grandma would make us on Sunday afternoons many years ago. All the other recipes I tried were either too complicated, didn&amp;#39;t work, or came out too sugary. This recipe was perfect the first time my daughter made it. We make this caramel sauce weekly now, to put on vanilla ice cream, but we did need to triple the recipe for our family. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I&amp;#39;m very much into making things from scratch, but i was going to do &amp;#34;the quick thing&amp;#34; and buy caramel sauce at the grocery store. I looked at the ingredients on the labels-high fructose corn syrup, corn syrup, and many other long words I couldn&amp;#39;t pronounce. I just couldn&amp;#39;t do it! So, when I got home, I googled &amp;#34;easy caramel sauce&amp;#34; and this recipe pops up, hallelujah! 5 simple ingredients and I had all of them on hand. Made it, loved it, and it was SO EASY! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Holy vanilla! 22 much. I followed the recipe except I used salted butter instead a pinch of salt that was a great choice! I ended up doubling the recipe and omitting the vanilla the second time because the vanilla the first time was ridiculous! If you only want a small batch of great tasting caramel sauce instead of one table spoon of vanilla use 1 1/2 tsp. It will be perfect! Thank you Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is so good and so easy, I&amp;#39;m almost sorry I found it...needed a caramel fix and here it is. Foolproof too. After making the sauce, I ran about a block to get some Ice Cream and when I got home it was the perfect temp. Way too easy. P.S. I just dipped some feta cheese in the caramel and it was amazing. I think I&amp;#39;m going to try waffles, caramel sauce and feta crumbles on top...maybe thin pear slices. Or just pear slices, caramel sauce and feta crumbles. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Amazing! Served this on apple pie with vanilla ice cream - it was perfect. Hubby and dinner guests were impressed, too! I did reduce the vanilla to 1 teaspoon after reading the other reviews. I will definitely make this again! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I took the tip from others and reduced the vanilla to a teaspoon and preferred it that way. I also added a tablespoon of cornstarch to thicken it since I was hoping to use it as a fillinf for cupcakes. Personally I didnt find the flavor to taste very much like caramel but it taste good! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sauce drizzled on Ree&amp;#39;s flat apple pie - heaven!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Delish!! I could put a straw in it and sip away! Thanks Ree! *perfect for sundays, pound cake, chocolate-pecan pie, really any dessert! Oh, I did add a pinch of creme of tartar and only 1/2 the called Vanilla (1 tbs would have been a little too much item not reviewed by moderator and published
While this recipe is easy, I found it to have too much salt and vanilla extract - and that was with using half the vanilla. Next time I'll use only 1 tsp of vanilla and a smidgeon of salt rather than a pinch. Still a good find, though. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made "as is" is too thick to pour so I added about a quarter cup of whipping cream to it after it had cooled and now it's perfect for putting into a plastic squeeze bottle for drizzling on my latte foam or as an ice cream topping. This tastes much different than a caramel made by melting white granulated sugar, (which isn't really as hard as people think...it just burns easily so you do have to watch it carefully at the end but is till very yummy. Just different. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is the first time I'm trying to make caramel sauce, and I'm glad I stumbled upon this recipe! It turned out HEAVENLY. I didn't have half-and-half so I substituted it with whole milk and thick cream (4 parts milk, 1 part cream and I used margarine instead of butter. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! I'm going to make another batch again pretty soon. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Super easy, super delicious!! Our new summer favorite! I make homemade brownies, a scoop of ice cream, the Carmel, &amp; we add a little fleur de sel on top...yum! Only 1 tsp vanilla needed, and please for the love of god don't add baking soda or corn starch. Just cook for 5 mins as directed, and let sit to cool &amp; thicken. This is really dummy proof friends; and this is a TREAT, so use the ingredients as listed...not milk or god forbid sugar free creamer????? Or Splenda?????? That stuff will kill ya; item not reviewed by moderator and published
I love Ree's recipes, but my caramel crystallized. So I would probably recommend brushing the sides of the pan with water, and cooking at a very low heat, not even med-low, without stirring after the boil. Will try again using these techniques. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Its true what everyone has been writing.. Its awesome! I did a couple of drastically different things and it was still fantastic. First, I only had some homemade whip cream and not half and half so I used the whipped cream. Second, I used dark brown sugar which made it more dark 3 I reduced the amount of vanilla to 1 tsp..Thank you, to another reviewer. and 4 I added more salt. I just would like to know a few things for sure. I have read all the reviews to see if I could find an answer and I did not....1 how do you prevent it from crystalizing? I tried a big pinch of cream of tarter but did not seem to have any effect 2 What is the shelf life if I put the sauce in a jar in the fridge? item not reviewed by moderator and published
FANTASTIC!! I only put in 1 teaspoon of vanilla though - I love vanilla, but started with 1 teaspoon figuring I could always add more in if it needed it, but it really didn't. I didn't have any half-and-half on hand so I just used whole milk and it still thickened up nicely, so I will continue to make it that way from now on - why add more calories than you need to, right? I am getting rid of all high-fructose corn syrup products from our house and just recently used up the last store-bought bottle of my favorite caramel sauce that I put in my iced coffee. I'm okay with that now, after making this caramel sauce, the store-bought stuff, along with it's hfcs, will no longer be missed! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Yummy as can be and so very easy to make with ingredients that are readily available in most pantries! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasted OK but when I went to pour it over my cake, IT HAD CRYSTALIZED. When I researched it, Elton Brown says he uses a stabilizer of cream of tartar or corn syrup so this won't happen. I wish I would have done my homework before I made this and took it to a party. Darn.. item not reviewed by moderator and published
quick easy and really good, will use this for a quick go to up here in the high altitude item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for company last minute to top some vanilla ice cream. It was super easy and I had all of the ingredients on hand which was great. My only complaint is that it tasted way too much like vanilla extract. I wasn't using a high quality extract so maybe it would help to use a good one, but I would cut the vanilla at least in half. I will make this again though since it was so easy, next time I'll just use a teaspoon of vanilla. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this caramel was delicious! not only was it easy to make, but all of the ingredients were things i had at home. I am a teenager who loves to bake and try new recipes. I was able to follow this recipe and it turned out great! five stars! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This has to be the easiest caramel sauce I have ever made and taste great.I did go ahead and cook it until soft ball stage. I do love Ina's caramel sauce better if you want your caramel to be like caramel candy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this several times and it is divine. You ask me, this is better than any true caramel sauce I've ever eaten. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so easy and so good! I had all the ingredients on hand except for the half-and-half so I just used evaporated milk and it turned out AWESOME! We are having unexpected company in about 30min and I had no dessert, but now I can turn some vanilla ice cream into a dessert with some crushed pretzels and this topping : Thanks Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
You will never buy store bought again after making this delicious and easy recipe. Or at least I sure won't!! Made it several times and it brought smiles to the faces of us all. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I have made this recipe at least 6 times and it is an absolute sure fire caramel sauce that tastes great on ANYTHING! Yeah Yeah so it isnt a TRUE caramel...but who wants the hassel of all that?? In a pinch, this is great and my family absolutely loves it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was definitely easy, and the results are absolutely DELICIOUS! However I agree with a few other reviewers-- this isn't a true caramel, but more of a sweet brown sugar sauce. Still good, though : item not reviewed by moderator and published
This turned out awful. It curdled and I had to throw it out. I went back to the way my mom taught me to make caramel sauce. You have to melt the butter add the brown sugar and keep stirring it until completely dissolved. Then right at the end add the milk/cream. item not reviewed by moderator and published
So ok it isnt so "caramely" but who cares, it is sooooo good! And soooo easy! This is my first time making a topping sauce like this and believe me if I can do it, anyone can. item not reviewed by moderator and published
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This has happened to me, did you ever get an answer? I hate to start all over if I can salvage this batch? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Hi Natalie, I never received a reply either. I still used my runny caramel and blended it into a melted pot of marshmallow fluff item not reviewed by moderator and published
Add a cornstarch and mix it in with the caramel until it is thick enough for you item not reviewed by moderator and published
It is to taste. To make such comments like that is to be a jerk. Some people love vanilla just because you don't like that much vanilla does not mean you have to make it like that all the time. These are their recipes you can change them they are not set in stone. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I just watched the episode where she prepared it.....she definitely added One Tablespoon of vanilla. So it is NOT a major typo. Research the facts before you make a blanket statement please. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Well in that case, I retract my two stars and rate it 1 star since in MY opinion, this was gross with a full tablespoon.  My device isnt allowing me to watch videos so I went with other reviewers who stated that it is a mistake. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You might not have cooked it long enough -- the sugar needs to break down with the butter, then you won't have granules. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wouldn't give it one star because you didn't follow the instructions. If you had left out the corn syrup and not overcooked it, it would have been fine. If you overcook it, it will of course turn into candy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
others suggested corn starch not syrup... item not reviewed by moderator and published
Corn syrup will not change the silkiness but will change the sweetness and thicken the caramel slightly as well as give it an even more "artificial" flavor. The amount of vanilla in this is what makes it deeper and sweeter in flavor so if you didn't add the corn syrup and used the recommended amount of vanilla, it would have been perfectly sweet and still silky in texture. item not reviewed by moderator and published
It's supposed to be one teaspoon vanilla, but is incorrectly listed. If you watched the episode, you'd see this. You should NEVER add flour and corn syrup to thicken caramel. It thickens on its own as the temperature increases. If you cook until too high a temperature, you will end up with candy. item not reviewed by moderator and published
You are quite right! So annoying on any site when I see a recipe downgraded with major substitutions by the reviewer! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I agree about the vanilla. Next time I'd try 1 tsp. It was thickening nicely until I added the tbsp. of vanilla and then it thinned out and never got thick again. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Mrs. Anderson, you didn't follow the vanilla part right.. Ree's recipe calls for on;y 1 (one) tsp of vanilla... How could you not like vanilla??? If you had just used the right amount, as was given by Ree, you would not have had a bad comment to make - Tula Berry item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not sure if this constitutes a 1 star rating.... gotta keep stirring! there's no resting in baking ;) item not reviewed by moderator and published

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