Carmel Cafe's salted caramel sauce adds the perfect luxe twist to the restaurant's poached pear dessert, above, this month's Hot Dish. Below is the recipe for this decadent sauce--trust us, you're going to want to make it.
Carmel Cafe's Salted Caramel Sauce
2 cups granulated sugar
½ lb. butter (2 sticks)
2 cups heavy cream, divided
1 Tbsp. coarse sea salt
Melt sugar and butter together over medium heat until sugar is fully caramelized but not quite beginning to smoke.
Remove from heat and add 1 cup of cream. Be very careful, as liquid caramel is very dangerous and capable of of serious burn injuries!
The caramel will react by boiling up immediately. Using a whisk, stir until boiling slows and add remaining cream. If sugar solidifies, keep stirring until solids dissolve.
Cool sauce. Serve over poached pears or dessert of your choice.