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15 min
20 min
8-10 servings

This caramel sauce always reminds me of my mom. She’s the one that taught it to me way back when and I wish I could say it was passed down through generations of grandmas, but she got the recipe from a lady she bowled with when I was little. I know, really moving story. 

I don’t care how it came about, it’s damn good. Like, eat-it-straight-off-the-spoon-over-and over, good. I’ve made other versions, but it just doesn’t stand up to this one. There is something different and amazing about it and I can’t put my finger on it. We even did a taste test at a family gathering with my other favorite caramel recipe and this one was the clear winner. Bowling lady knows what she’s talking about. 

I’ve dipped apples in this, put it on top of cupcakes, on top of ice cream, over popcorn and my favorite- licked it off the spoon. I’ve put it in mason jars and given it as gifts too, it’s quite the little treat. I’m going to claim it as a long time family recipe, feel free to steal it as your own as well. 


What is your favorite treat to pour caramel over? Give this a try and let me know what you think of this slightly different, but amazingly good caramel recipe. Then head over to @lolosdesserts and check out what I’m baking.


Caramel Sauce

Better than normal caramel sauce, I promise. Creamy, buttery and perfect for dipping.

Prep time: 5 min  |  Cook time: 15 min  |  Total: 20 min

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1 cup sugar
3/4 cup white Karo syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup salted butter
1 can condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla


1. In a large saucepan on medium heat, combine sugar, Karo syrup, salt and condensed milk. Stir constantly. Using a candy thermometer, bring to a soft boil which is 240 degrees.
2. Once at a soft boil, add butter. Continue to stir constantly. Bring back up to a soft boil.
3. Remove from the heat and add vanilla. Store in the fridge and heat up on stove or microwave when ready to eat.



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5 Responses

    1. It does thicken as it cools, but you could always try adding cornstarch. Mix 1 teaspoon cornstarch and 1 teaspoon water together and then add to the initial mixture.

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