You guys. This is my grandma’s caramel sauce recipe, and it’s amazing. It only has three ingredients and it’s incredibly easy to make and it’s delicious. Like try-not-to-drink-it delicious. Growing up we often drizzled this sauce on banana splits or dipped apples in it. Recently I took the caramel dip and a fruit tray to a party and I was surprised at how people raved over it and wanted the recipe, so I realized this little gem might be worth sharing!
Unfortunately like most delicious things in life, this caramel sauce is not something that could be classified as healthy, so it’s a good thing this recipe doesn’t make a huge quantity. But trust me, a little goes a long way, and you’ll have plenty to share with a group of friends (plus probably a sinful spoonful or two leftover for you to indulge in before you wash the dish–not that I’ve ever done that–*cough, cough*).
Making the caramel sauce is seriously so easy that there’s no need to walk you through every step. But there is one tip from my grandma that I wanted to point out. When you get to the step where you remove the pan from heat and let it cool until you can touch the bottom of the pan–that does not mean let it cool until the bottom of the pan is cool to the touch. If you let it cool completely, the last ingredient won’t mix in correctly and the consistency will be weird and you’ll have to re-heat it. So, just let it cool for a couple minutes until you can tap the bottom of the pan–it will still feel pretty warm but it’s cool enough that you won’t burn yourself by touching it. Does that make sense?
Anyways, enjoy! This caramel sauce is a great fall treat with apple slices, but we’ve found it’s also really delicious with strawberries and bananas. Let me know what you combine it with!
In a small saucepan, mix together brown sugar and corn syrup over medium high heat until mixture comes to a full boil, about 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and cool until you can touch the bottom of the pan.
Stir in evaporated milk until combined.
Serve warm, drizzled over ice cream or as a dipping sauce for fruit slices.