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how-to-make-caramel-sauce3This is an easy recipe for caramel sauce that keeps well in the refrigerator.  You can double the recipe.  It is wonderful over ice cream.  Drizzle it over popcorn and add a few nuts for caramel corn. You can use it for a dip for fruit such as apples or stir a little in your morning coffee.

1 1/2 cups brown sugar

2 tablespoons water

3/4 cup butter or 12 tablespoons

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

3/4 cup evaporated milk

pinch of salt

Bring brown sugar, water and butter to a boil in a saucepan on top of the stove.  Boil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring often to keep from burning.  Remove from heat and add vanilla extract, evaporated milk and salt.  Stir well.  Pour into a container and refrigerate.  Sauce will thicken after being in refrigerator for a while.  This caramel sauce makes a great gift.  Makes about 2 1/2 cups.  Enjoy!

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  1. Darlene Reine says:

    How does the caramel have to be stored? How log will it keep. Wanting to make as Christmas gift.

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