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Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce


A creamy vanilla caramel sauce with a hint of bourbon is the perfect topping to any dessert or treat. Yummy on fruit, ice cream, bread pudding and more!

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  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter, room temperature
  • 1 vanilla bean, cut in half and seeds scraped
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon


Servings 4
Preparation time 5mins
Cooking time 25mins


Step 1

Mix the sugar and water in a small sauce pan and let simmer over medium heat until a medium amber color, about 15 to 20 minutes.

Reduce the heat to medium-low. Carefully pour in the heavy cream and stir until smooth.

Mix in the butter, vanilla bean seeds and bourbon and stir until the butter has melted and ingredients are combined.


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