It’s a hit, and perhaps sounds a bit weird, but you are bound to Love it.
For the Caramel Sauce you’ll need:
- 3 T butter (salted or unsalted), cubed
- 1/2 c sugar
- 1/4 c heavy cream
- 1 t vanilla (optional)
For the whipped cream, you’ll need:
- 4 tablespoons of the caramel you’ve mad above
- 1/2 teaspoon of salt
- 1 cup heavy cream
- I highly recommend that you have all your ingredients for the caramel measured and at your side for this caramel sauce. Go do that right now. Then find a pan, and put it on your stove. Take a deep breath. If you’re nervous about this whole process, you can make it easier for yourself by adding several tablespoons of water to the sugar, I won’t judge you, but your caramel might not taste AS creamy-spectacular.
- Place sugar in a pan over high heat, and stir constantly with a wooden spoon or a whisk. At one point the sugar will begin to melt, be sure to be stirring the sugar into itself so that the melting is dispersed. You can have some awkward hard chunks of un-melted sugar in your caramel otherwise. Then it will begin to get brown like caramel. This is good. When all the sugar pieces have dissolved, add the butter, FAST.
- WATCH OUT IT BUBBLES! Enjoy feeling like a mad chemist for a moment. Continue to stir. The bubbles will subdue.
- Turn that heat off, or at least keep it very low.
- Once the butter has melted, pour in the cream, and like always keep whisking or stirring or whatever it is that you do best. Dance a little perhaps? Just groove.
- Heat, off. For real this time. Don’t try eating it like me. Learn from my lesson and wait 10 minutes, then try it. Oh, I almost forgot, if you want to add that vanilla, now’s the time. Stir it in there. Delicious.
Now for the whipped cream:
- Place everything except the caramel in a food processor, mixer, or in a bowl and get some handheld blades, or be really keen and prepare yourself for a good old arm workout- grab a whisk.
- Whisk that cream until it’s whipped.
- Add the carmel, and whip some more. Add more caramel if you like, or more salt if you like.
Try it with the pies too…mmmmm!