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Easy Caramel Sauce

Ingredients

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup evaporated milk depending on the consistency you want
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium-high heat, add your butter, brown sugar, water, and salt.
  • Bring to a full boil for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally. 
  • in a separate cup, add the vanilla extract to your evaporated milk. That way you can add it all in to the pot at once. 
  • Once your mixture has been boiling for 5 minutes, remove it from the heat and slowly pour in your evaporated milk/vanilla mixture. It's going to bubble up like crazy but just keep stirring until it all comes together. 
  • Make sure you cool it down before serving so it's not piping hot! 

Notes

I like to start with adding only about 1/3 cup of the evaporated milk at first and then going from there. The sauce will thicken up as the caramel cools down. (in the pictures from this post, I used 1/2 cup of the milk)
You can keep this in the fridge and just warm it up for about 20-30 seconds in the microwave when you're ready to use it. 
MAKES 1.5 CUPS