Salted Caramel Sauce
You know those people on your Christmas list who are hard to buy for? The ones who are either really particular, or seem to have everything already? Why not nix the store-bought gifts altogether and opt for something homemade instead! Something that you spend time making can often feel even more personalized and special.
This salted caramel may seem difficult or intimidating at first, but I promise - it's so easy. No candy thermometer required.I've also included a free printable label to adorn your finished jars, which you can download at the end of this post.
This salted caramel sauce pairs nicely with so many things. Ice cream is the obvious choice, but you can also dip butter cookies or pretzels into it, drizzle a little over some apple slices and brie, pour it over a plain cake, or mix a spoonful into your morning coffee or evening hot chocolate. It's actually quite versatile.
What kind of Jar to Use?
For this recipe, I used three 1/2 cup Weck jars. I prefer these jars because the metal clips easily snap off, allowing you to heat the sauce in the microwave without having to transfer it to a different container. It also makes a lovely, simple presentation on its own. If you live near Winnipeg, you can pick some up at Grace & Company, or order them online. If you prefer another type of jar, any type will work, as long as it's sterilized before using (freshly run through the dishwasher).
Salted Caramel Sauce
1 cup granulated sugar, no lumps
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup 35% cream
2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon pink Himalayan saltI
In small, heavy bottom saucepan, stir together sugar, water and corn syrup. Cook over medium-low heat until golden brown, brushing down sides with a slightly damp party brush, around 5 to 7 minutes. This will prevent crystals from forming.
Remove pot from heat (mixture will continue to cook in the pot), and carefully add cream. The mixture will bubble up and then settle down. Whisk the mixture together. You will see some of the caramel separated.
Whisk in butter and add salt.Return to heat and stir until smooth, about 1 minute.
Pour mixture into glass measuring cup with spout. Let cool slightly, then fill your decorative jars. Let cool at room temperature before putting lids on, around 1 hour.
The sauce will be quite runny at first but will harden the longer it sits.
Makes 1 1/2 cups, enough for 3 small (5 oz) Weck jars.Adorn your jars with the custom designed gift label! Link to download below.
FREE PRINTABLE GIFT TAG
Download these custom gift tags using the link below! Punch a hole to tie them to the jar, print them on sticker paper, or simply use double sided tape or glue to create the perfect label.Salted Caramel Gift Tags