Caramel Cream

Photo by Cathy T.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3

cups

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2

    cups sugar

  • 1/4

    cup water

  • 2

    cups heavy cream

  • 1/4

    cup creme fraiche or sour cream

  • 1/2

    teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • Pinch of coarse salt

Directions

1.Prepare an ice-water bath. Heat sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until mixture boils and sugar dissolves, washing down sides of pan often with a wet pastry brush to prevent crystals from forming. Reduce heat to medium, and cook until sugar turns dark amber, 5 to 7 minutes more. Immediately remove from heat, and carefully whisk in 1 cup cream. Return to medium heat, and cook until sugar melts completely and mixture boils. 2.Remove from heat, and pour into a bowl set in ice-water bath. Let caramel cool, stirring often, for 10 minutes. Stir in creme fraiche, vanilla, and salt. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours or up to 5 days. 3.Just before using, beat remaining 1 cup cream until stiff peaks form. Gently fold into caramel sauce, using a rubber spatula, until incorporated. Whisk to thicken, about 1 minute.

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