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maple syrup caramel sauce in a small mason jar with a spoon and 3 apples in the background on white counter

Easy Maple Syrup Caramel Sauce

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  • Author: Crafting a Family Dinner
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 and 1/4 cups 1x
  • Category: Desserts

Description

Sweet, creamy, luscious, maple syrup caramel sauce.


Ingredients

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  • 1 cup of pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1/4 cup of heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Use a heavy medium saucepan over medium heat and heat the pure maple syrup to a temperature of 230° F. or 110° C. 
  2. Attach a candy thermometer to the side of the pan making sure that the tip does not touch the bottom of the pan.
  3. Continue over medium heat until the syrup boils slowly. Stand over the syrup and stir off and on so it does not burn.
  4. When the syrup has reached 230° F remove it from the heat. This will take about 10 to 15 minutes. Do not rush this process. 
  5. Stir in 2 tablespoons of room temperature butter.
  6. When the butter is melted add the heavy cream and stir.
  7. You do have the option to add 1/4 teaspoon of flaky sea salt if you want to make a salted caramel but I have found it is so delicious the salt is not needed.
  8. Pour into a glass jar (I used a small canning jar) and allow to cool for 10 minutes. after it has reached room temperature cover it with a lid and keep it in the fridge.
  9. The maple syrup caramel sauce will thicken as it cools.

Notes

  1. If you want a more pronounced maple flavor you can add a 1/2 teaspoon of maple extract. 
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