Caramel Sauce Recipe -
  • READY IN 25 mins

Caramel Sauce

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"This is a thin sweet sauce perfect for Christmas plum pudding. It is also good over ice cream."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water, butter, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and remove from heat.
  2. In a small cup, mix together cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water. Stir mixture into sauce. Cook over medium heat and heat through for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve hot.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 25, 2007

Ok, I tried this despite the reviews because I was looking for a thin caramel sauce to pore over bread pudding. The other reviews helped me a lot. I did not use as much water and I added a little more brown sugar and syrup and it made my bread pudding killer! Next time I am going to add chopped toasted pecans. -Janene

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 30, 2003

Didn't really have much of a flavor. Mostly tasted like water. I personally added a lot more brown sugar and some vanilla. Can't say that I'll ever use it again.


32 Ratings

Mar 10, 2007

This is absolutely the worst recipe I have ever made!! It was terrible tasting and had way too much water in it. I will definitely never make it again!

Aug 04, 2003

Needs more sugar

Oct 07, 2005

This recipes tastes just like sugar water!

Dec 24, 2008

I made this recipe to put over a pecan pie. It was awful. The thin, watery, bland sauce did not even make it off the stove. It was not a good recipe in the slightest. This recipe should not be posted on this website because of its poor quality.

Dec 30, 2003

It would be much easier to add the cornstarch to HOT water, otherwise is turns lumpy!

Sep 17, 2005

I was very disappointed with this recipe. It came out looking and tasting just what it was...light brown sugar water. Sorry. I tried to make changes like adding more sugar and vanilla but it didn't help. Maybe you should decrease the amount of water.


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  • Calories
  • 26 kcal
  • 1%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 3.4 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 1.4 g
  • 2%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 11 mg
  • < 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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