Caramel Sauce Recipes

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A favorite dessert topping is caramel sauce. Although there are several commercial brands available at the market, you may want to try making some for your own use or as a sweet gift for a friend or family member. This page contains recipes for caramel sauce.


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This is great in a prebaked pie shell, ice cream topper or straight off the spoon!


  • 2 unopened cans of sweetened condensed milk


Put unopened cans (my crock pot will hold two). Pour water until just covered. Put on lid. Set to low for 8 hours. Remove and place cans in refrigerator a few hours.

By mmwonline from middle of nowhere, Alabama

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Easy to make and so good to eat!

Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Bring water to boil. Add 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon cornstarch, and a pinch of salt.
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  3. Bring to boil, stirring constantly until it reaches the thickness you want.
  4. Remove from heat and add 2 tablespoons of butter and 1 teaspoon vanilla.
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It is a very easy caramel sauce to make, to top gingerbread apple cakes, bread pudding and homemade rice puddings.



Cook pudding according to directions, but omit the three cups milk it calls for, and replace with the two cups water instead. Keep stirring till mixture bubbles.

Take off of stove and stir in vanilla and butter or margarine. Cover pot to keep mixture warm. Serve this sauce while still warm over, gingerbread apple cake, bread pudding, homemade rice pudding, or any other dessert of your choosing. Enjoy!


Servings: Topping for 4 Desserts
Time:3-4 Minutes Preparation Time
Approx 5 Minutes Cooking Time

Source: My mother gave me this recipe.

By Marilyn Steckly from Chatham, ON, Canada

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March 12, 2005
  • 1 cup real butter
  • 1 cup white Karo syrup
  • 1 can Eagle Brand milk
  • 1 lb. brown sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Melt butter in big dish. Add remaining ingredients. Stir. Microwave 6 minutes on high. Delicious! Store in quart jar in refrigerator.

By Robin

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July 6, 2005

Butterscotch Sauce. Server hot or cold.

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October 6, 2011

How do I keep my caramel sauce from sugaring?

By G Wilson


October 7, 20110 found this helpful

I have posted this once before but the easiest way to make caramel sauce (and I have never had it sugar) is to put an unopened can of sweetened condensed milk in a crock pot and completely cover with water during the whole time it is in there. Cook on low for 8 hours. Perfect caramel sauce every time!

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