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 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
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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
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

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