Vanilla Bean and Fleur de Sel Caramel Sauce

This silky, dark caramel sauce would be delicious on ice cream, pound cake and fresh strawberries.

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  • Servings: makes 2 cups
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 vanilla bean, split, seeds scraped
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel

How to make this recipe

  1. Put the sugar in a large saucepan and pour the water all around. Add the vanilla bean and seeds and cook over moderately high heat, stirring, until the sugar is dissolved. Using a wet pastry brush, wash down any crystals from the side of the pan. Cook without stirring until a deep-amber caramel forms, about 5 minutes. Gently swirl the pan to color the caramel evenly.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the cream. When the bubbling subsides, bring the sauce to a boil and cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the hardened caramel is dissolved. Discard the vanilla bean. Stir in the fleur de sel and let cool.
Contributed By Photo © Chris Court Published December 2012

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