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Quick Microwave Caramel Sauce and 10+ Caramel Recipes

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There is no reason not to make your own homemade caramel sauce when it takes less than 5 minutes.

Well, this quick microwave caramel sauce is exactly what I have for you today to celebrate national caramel day with tomorrow along with Easter! This homemade caramel really couldn’t be easier. Then you have a delish caramel sauce you can drizzle on just about anything (ice cream, crepes, etc) or just eat by the spoonful.

Quick Microwave Caramel Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Only tip I have for you when making this is to use fresh brown sugar. It will dissolve much better in this sauce if it is fresh.

Also as part of National Caramel Day, I have teamed up with some other fabulous bloggers #CelebratingFood2015 . So there are 10+ other ways to enjoy ooey gooey caramely goodness today! I am sure you’ll want to grab a recipe and celebrate.

Quick Microwave Caramel Sauce | realmomkitchen.com

Quick Microwave Caramel Sauce

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  • ¼ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ½ tsp vanilla


  • In a 8-cup glass measure or deep microwaveable bowl, combine butter, sugar, and cream together. Whisk until well blended.
  • Microwave for 2 minutes and stir. Then microwave for 1-2 more minutes thickened. Serve warm. Makes 1 1/3 cups. Store in a sealed container for up to one week.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

10 + Caramel Recipes #nationalcaramelday #CelebratingFood2015

Celebrating Food Bloggers Recipes (all pictured above)
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  1. Does anybody know how long to microwave the sauce to be able to make caramel coated apples. I have microwaved this for 4 minutes, and up to 17 minutes to make caramels.

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  9. I love your picture so much Laura! This recipe looks super easy, thanks for sharing – and happy to be celebrating with you!