Vanilla Bourbon Caramel Sauce from Closet Cooking

A creamy vanilla caramel sauce with a hint of bourbon.

Servings: makes 1 cup

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
  • 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
  1. Mix the sugar and water in a small sauce pan and let simmer over medium heat until a medium amber colour, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat to medium-low, carefully pour in the heavy cream and stir until smooth.
  3. Mix in the butter, vanilla bean seeds and bourbon and stir until the butter has melted and combined.