Clean Eating Grocery List

These are things I keep on hand so I always have something available for lunch and dinner.

Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 1 3/4 cups sauce

Caramel Sauce

This is the best homemade caramel sauce I have ever had. You have gotta love the Barefoot Contessa. I am a huge fan!! Forget that crappy jar sauce. This is so worth the 15 minutes it takes to make it.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract


  1. Mix the water and sugar in a large heavy-bottomed saucepan.
  2. Cover and cook over low heat until the sugar dissolves.
  3. Increase the heat and boil uncovered until the sugar turns a medium brown, about 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.
  4. Watch it carefully at the end, as it will go from caramel to burnt very quickly.
  5. Stand back to avoid splattering, and gradually add the cream and the vanilla extract.
  6. Simmer until the caramel dissolves and the sauce is smooth and thick, about 2 minutes.
  7. Serve warm, or add another 1/4 cup of heavy cream and serve room temperature.
Schema/Recipe SEO Data Markup by ZipList Recipe Plugin