Easy Microwave Caramel Sauce
Easy Microwave Caramel Sauce
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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!

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    • 1 cup sugar
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
    • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
    • 1/4 cup room heavy cream, room temperature
    • Salt


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.