Bourbon Caramel Sauce Recipe

Rating 5.0
| 3
This homemade bourbon caramel sauce is a very simple sauce that is great for all occasions. Deep, rich and slightly smoky, it’s a perfect touch to something sweet.
Dessert
New American
5
ingredients
6
steps
18
minutes
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Ingredients

Servings:
15
1 cup(s)
sugar
1/4 cup(s)
water
1/2 cup(s)
heavy cream
2 tblsp
good-quality bourbon
1 tsp
salt

Directions 6 steps | 18 Minutes

Step 1

In a small saucepot over medium-low heat, combine the sugar and water.

Step 2

Without stirring, bring the mixture to a low simmer and cook until the color of the sugar turns to a deep amber, about 15 minutes. 

Step 3

Once the sugar has caramelized, slowly whisk in the heavy cream. Be careful as the mixture will bubble up and steam.

Step 4

Bring the mixture back to a low simmer and add the bourbon. Simmer for 2 minutes.

Step 5

Remove the saucepot from the burner, stir in the salt and allow to cool. (See notes.)

Step 6

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Enjoy the bourbon caramel sauce drizzled on ice cream, brownies, cakes or any dessert.


Notes:

  • You may use an ice bath to cool the sauce or allow it to cool at room temperature.
  • Bourbon caramel sauce makes a great hostess or holiday gift. Store in a decorative airtight container wrapped with ribbon.

Nutrition Per Serving
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CALORIES
84
FAT
2.9 g
PROTEIN
0.2 g
CARBS
13.6 g

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Jolee S.

Jolee

29 Jul 2022

Yum! Can't wait to use this for my ice cream sundaes.

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Chrystal G.

Chrystal

22 Jul 2022

Yum! Need a pecan pie to go with this.

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Carmela G.

Carmela

12 Jul 2022

A caramel recipe with a twist. Perfect for sweet lovers out there.

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