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Catdaddy Caramel Sauce

Catdaddy Caramel Sauce 1.000

Julia Ewan - The Washington Post

Jun 4, 2008

Lighter than a traditional bourbon sauce, this whiskey-spiked caramel has delightful notes of nutmeg and vanilla. It's perfect over vanilla ice cream or with crepes.

Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine, a corn whiskey, is available at some Virginia ABC stores.

The sauce can be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to 3 days. To serve, reheat in a saucepan over low heat.

Servings: 1 cup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Catdaddy Carolina Moonshine
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt


Combine the sugar and water in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring for a minute or two until the sugar has dissolved. Increase the heat to high or medium-high and bring to a boil; cook for about 10 minutes, without stirring, or until the mixture forms a rich, caramel-colored syrup. Remove from the heat and carefully add 1/4 cup of the whiskey; the liquid will bubble vigorously on contact and the caramel will harden. Return to medium heat, stirring to make sure the liquid is well incorporated. Gradually add the cream, stirring to combine; remove from the heat. Add the remaining 1/4 cup of whiskey and the sea salt; mix well. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per 2-tablespoon serving: 135

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 3g 5%

Saturated Fat: 2g 10%

Cholesterol: 10mg 3%

Sodium: 38mg 2%

Total Carbohydrates: 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber: 0g 0%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 0g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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