I ♥ Caramel!
This, my friends, is delicious and a great way to top off cakes, desserts, or Apple Dumplings , etc.
It's also easy and uses simple ingredients.
1 stick butter
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups water
2 cups brown sugar
1/3 cup (slightly rounded) clear jel
1 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla
Combine butter, salt, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. After it boils add the brown sugar and stir. Bring to a boil again. Meanwhile combine the clear jel and 1 cup of water and stir till smooth. When the sugar mixture boils the second time slowly add the clear jel mixture while stirring with a wire whisk to prevent lumps. Add vanilla extract.