Caramel is an apple's best friend — but making homemade caramel sauce can be intimidating, even scary — so Justin has a foolproof way for making it in the microwave. You can make it ahead and gently reheat it to use as a dip for apple wedges or salty pretzel sticks — it can even be drizzled on ice cream or cheesecake!
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons water
- 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 1/4 cup room heavy cream, room temperature
1. In a 8-cup microwave safe measuring cup (like Pyrex), combine the sugar, water and light corn syrup.
2. Microwave on high in 2-minute intervals until the mixture just starts to change color (this could take anywhere from 4 to 7 minutes depending on the strength of the microwave).
3. Carefully remove from the microwave and let stand until a golden caramel forms, about 2 minutes.
4. Using a wooden spoon, stir in the softened butter, heavy cream and a generous pinch of salt. Let cool before serving.