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Caramel Sauce

Course: Dessert Sauces


  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1 1/4 Cup Boiling Water
  • 1 Cup Whipping Cream Room Temperature


  • Place sugar in iron skillet over medium-low heat. Stir it constantly as it melts. If a strong caramel flavor is desired, burn the sugar slightly.
  • Slowly pour boiling water in sugar. Note: sugar and water will react violently, add water slowly. Cook the mixture until it is the consistency of maple syrup. This syrup may be kept indefinitely in a closed jar or bottle. It may also be flavored with rum.
  • When mixture has reached the desired consistency, add warm cream and cook until slightly thickened. Remove from heat and chill.