Easy Caramel Sauce

Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe

Every now and then you want something over-the-top, something simply indulgent. This rich sauce is best served while warm. Pour over and around your pie, and wait for the “oh my goodness” to begin.–Jan Moon

LC Pie, Oh My Note

Sure, dribbling this easy caramel sauce over a slice of pie may make you murmur, “Pie, oh my…”, in between moans of ecstasy. But with all due respect to the author, this easy, elegant, lovely little caramel sauce has also got countless applications beyond pie. It’s quite nice over ice cream, for starters. And apple slices. Pear, too. Banana probably wouldn’t be terrible, either. Or shortbread. And it’s so darn simple—seriously—this easy caramel sauce is sufficient even for random weeknight cravings that seem to be satisfied simply by scooping something sweet by the spoonful. And, of course, there’s apple pie, which takes us back to where we began with this whole easy caramel sauce escapade. (We sorta like how that came full circle. We can almost hear Morgan Freeman’s voice booming, “And, in the beginning, there was pie…”.)

Easy Caramel Sauce Recipe

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  • 5 M
  • 20 M
  • Makes 1 1/2 cups


  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • 1. Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil, still stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • 2. And, um, that’s it. Spoon the caramel sauce over anything you want or just stick a spoon in it. (You can cover and refrigerate the caramel sauce for up to 1 week. To reheat, microwave on high for 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm and stir until smooth.)
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