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SALTY VANILLA BEAN CARAMEL SAUCE

Store this salt- kissed sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1 month.
Servings 10
Calories 173 kcal
Author Alanna Taylor-Tobin

Ingredients

  • 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 vanilla bean split lengthwise
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup or honey
  • 1 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter in a few pieces
  • Flaky sea salt such as Maldon

Instructions

  1. Pour the cream into a small saucepan with a lid, scrape the seeds from the vanilla bean into the pan, then add
the vanilla bean pod and heat over medium heat until steamy, swirling the pan occasionally. Remove from the heat, cover, and let steep.
  2. Pour 1⁄4 cup water into a heavy- bottomed saucepan. Add the corn syrup, then carefully pour the sugar into the center of the pan. If any sugar crystals stick to the sides of the pan, brush them down into the water with moistened fingers. Cover and cook, without stirring, over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, about 3 minutes. Uncover and continue to gently boil, without stirring, until the mixture turns a deep amber, gently tilting the pan to encourage even caramelization. This will take only a few minutes; watch the pan carefully toward the end and reduce the heat to low if needed.
  3. When the mixture turns a dark
amber, remove the pan from the
heat, immediately swirl in the butter, then gently and slowly whisk in the cream mixture. Return the pan to low heat and whisk gently to dissolve
any hardened caramel. Strain into a heatproof bowl and let stand, stirring occasionally, until cooled. Stir in
1⁄2 teaspoon flaky salt, crushing any extra-large bits between your fingers, and season to taste with more salt.
Nutrition Facts
SALTY VANILLA BEAN CARAMEL SAUCE
Amount Per Serving
Calories 173 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 10mg0%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 1g2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Vitamin A 332IU7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.