This is a great sauce for ice cream topping, or for a fruit fondue. Can also be used for topping cakes, as it thickens when it cools. Serve warm over ice cream, or place in fondue pot over low heat to keep warm and dip apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, and orange wedges.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, water and condensed milk. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

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Nutrition Facts

234.2 calories; 1.6 g protein; 44.9 g carbohydrates; 18.9 mg cholesterol; 74 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2008
This is good and certainly a quick and acceptable substitute for the real deal made with heavy cream and sugar but with all the brown sugar corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk it is more "sweetness" than caramel-y as it should be. I let it come to a boil then boiled it gently for about 2 minutes to make sure the sugar was dissolved. Making a half recipe of this as well as a half recipe of "Hot Fudge Sauce" was perfect to use a full can of the sweetened condensed milk and both sauces complemented my homemade banana and vanilla ice creams (for Turtle Sundaes) nicely. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/16/2007
this sauce was really good when it was just removed from heat but when it cooled it tasted like plain sweetened condensed milk. Read More
(16)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 42
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2008
This is good and certainly a quick and acceptable substitute for the real deal made with heavy cream and sugar but with all the brown sugar corn syrup and sweetened condensed milk it is more "sweetness" than caramel-y as it should be. I let it come to a boil then boiled it gently for about 2 minutes to make sure the sugar was dissolved. Making a half recipe of this as well as a half recipe of "Hot Fudge Sauce" was perfect to use a full can of the sweetened condensed milk and both sauces complemented my homemade banana and vanilla ice creams (for Turtle Sundaes) nicely. Read More
(34)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I stirred this constantly on medium heat and it thickened for me perfectly right as soon as it started to bubble. My family raved about it. WONDERFUL Thank you for the recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/15/2007
this sauce was really good when it was just removed from heat but when it cooled it tasted like plain sweetened condensed milk. Read More
(16)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/04/2011
Whoa baby...this is a KEEPER! Perfect for dipping caramel apples! I originally made this by cutting the recipe down and stored in the fridge as an ice cream topping. When I took it out of the fridge I noticed it had a thick consistency. Warm it up slightly in the microwave and dip apples! Great caramel/toffee taste. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
I made this as a dessert fondue on New Year's Eve and it was the hit of the party! Served this with fresh bananas angelfood cake and marshmellows. Very easy & delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
This is very delicious and very easy. I was looking for a caramel sauce recipe for ice cream, so I tried this and was very pleased. It is much better than store bought and much more economical. This is a keeper. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/09/2003
This was good, but it tasted more like a caramel sauce. The kids loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/09/2003
Fast & easy recipe. Was the hit of the party. Everyone kept going back for more. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2008
This was so easy to make & excellent over banana cake. Read More
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