Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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1 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup half-and-half or heavy cream (cream will make it thicker) 

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter

Caviar (seeds) scraped from 1 vanilla pod 

Pinch of salt 


  1. Put the brown sugar, half-and-half, butter, vanilla seeds and salt in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook, whisking gently, until the mixture thickens, 5 to 7 minutes.
  2. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. If the sauce is too thin, just continue cooking for a few more minutes.