To-die-for microwave caramel sauce

Apr 22, 2013 at 3:08 a.m. ET

When entertaining visitors or guests, it's easy to forget about the little details like dessert. Make your own caramel sauce in the microwave. All you need are three ingredients, and only a few minutes.

Ice cream and caramel

Ingredients:

  • 6 tablespoon butter
  • 1-1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream

Directions:

1

Melt butter in a heat-safe bowl in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

Step 1 melted butter

2

Stir in brown sugar and heavy cream until completely mixed.

Step 2 brown sugar and heavy cream

3

Microwave for about one and a half minutes. The sauce should be bubbling.

Step 3 microwave caramel sauce

4

Stir until bubbles dissipate. Allow the sauce to sit and cool until it thickens.

Step 4 hot caramel sauce

5

Serve.

homemade caramel sauce

tip

If the sauce is still not thick enough after cooling, pop back in microwave for another 30 seconds.

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