Delicious caramel sauce for all of your desserts
Using a heavy (thick) 3 qt sauce pan over medium heat, add the granulated sugar and stir with a whisk until it liquifies and comes to a gentle boil. This may take 5 -10 mins depending on the temperature of your stove. Turn up the temperature if needed. Just keep stirring, it will begin to clump up and then liquify.
Continue boiling for 3 - 5 mins stirring frequently until the color is a medium brown/amber. You can cook it less or longer depending on the color and intensity you are looking for.
Reduce heat to medium-low and stir in the butter. Once the butter has melted, add the cream and stir in throughly. Caution, the mixture will bubble up so add these ingredients slowly.
Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and salt (optional).
Allow to rest for 5 or more minutes.