Caramel Sauce

This thick, gooey caramel sauce can be gently heated and used as a dip for apple wedges or banana slices—or even salty pretzel sticks.Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

Total Time:
15 mins
makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 ½ cups sugar

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ¾ cup heavy cream


  1. In a medium saucepan, combine the sugar and water. Using a wet pastry brush, wash down the side of the saucepan to remove any sugar crystals. Cook over high heat until a medium-amber caramel forms, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cream. Return to the heat and cook for 1 minute, stirring the caramel until smooth. Transfer the caramel to a bowl and let cool.

Make Ahead

The sauce can be refrigerated for up to 1 week.

Serve With

Chilled Grapefruit-Caramel Meringue Pie

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