Carmel Sauce

My grandmother, Sadie A. Shafer made the best carmel sauce for us when we were growing up. Unfortunately for me, I didn’t get her recipe before she passed away. But fortunately for me, she taught me to love cooking and to experiment with foods. So I think I have come up with a sauce pretty close to hers.

3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup heavy cream
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

Combined the first 4 ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over a medium heat until the butter is melted.  Bring to a slow boil while constantly stirring for 2 minutes, lower the heat and add cream and vanilla.  Cook for another minute over med heat.  Remove and when cool enough pour into a glass container.

I love to cut up crisp apples and drip into the carmel sauce or try your hand at Cindy’s vanilla ice cream with carmel. Simple and delicious!

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