Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Caramel Sauce Recipe with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Caramel Sauce Recipe made with Philadelphia Cream Cheese

When I got ready to make this recipe today I began to wonder... how many people fear making caramel sauce at home?  Are you that person?  I remember a time when I was terrified to make caramel sauce but once I tried it I was hooked!  It's not just the flavor that will make you a convert, this caramel sauce is super easy to make!

If you follow my step by step instructions you will become a master caramel maker in just one try!  I've added Philadelphia Cream Cheese to my sauce (as if it needed to be any richer)!  

The final product is super rich and creamy and die for!!

PHILLY Caramel Sauce
1 cup granulated sugar
6 Tablespoons butter
3 ounces Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese
1/4 cup half and half or heavy cream


  • Before you begin, make sure to have all caramel ingredients ready and next to you by the stove top. Caramel isn't very forgiving so be prepared to stand by the sauce pan for about 5-6 minutes without distraction.

  • Using and electric mixer, blend 3 ounces room temperature cream cheese in a medium mixing bowl until smooth, about 2 minutes.  Add 1/4 cup half and half or heavy cream and blend for additional 2 minutes.  Combined the ingredients will be approximately 1 cup in volume. Pour 1/2 cup of mixture into a small cup or bowl as set next to stove, reserve remaining cream to make Reposado Cinnamon Crema

  • For best results use a 5 quart heavy bottom sauce pan.  Heat 1 cup sugar on medium high heat in the sauce pan.  Begin whisking the sugar as it begins to melt,

  •  Sugar will start to resemble large crystals, keep whisking until the sugar is completely melted, when the sugar begins to boil do NOT stir.

  •  Watch closely, when the sugar turns a deep amber color add butter and whisk until butter is melted.

  • Remove the pan from the burner once butter is melted, slowly add the cream mixture and continue to whisk until cream is totally incorporated.

Note: when you add the cream mixture, the caramel with foam up and double or triple in size, use caution when working with hot caramel as it can cause deep burns due to the high temperatures. 

Congratulations...You've just become a master caramel sauce maker!!

Store caramel sauce in a container with a tight fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.  Reheat on stove top or microwave before serving.

2 weeks???  My was gone before the end of the day!

This recipe is being shared with "Fall Into PHILLY Recipe Challenge" at Real Women of Philadelphia.  The challenge; to create a recipe combining PHILLY cream cheese with one of these seasonal ingredients!  Apple, Pumpkin, Cinnamon, My ingredient was caramel!!

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  1. I think I will share this on my blog with my fall crafts special - I was going to do an experimental pumpkin drink, but, who doesn't love caramel. Thanks:-)

  2. I love your new blog look !

    Great recipe !

  3. Caramel is for sure my favorite sweet! Cream cheese sounds great.
    Take care

  4. Ms Veronica, That's great! Thanks for sharing my recipe. You're pumpkin drink sounds pretty yummy too...maybe you could add some caramel and make it a hot drink...just a thought!

    MsKitty, thanks sweetie! I'm still messing around with designs but think I'll hand over the real thing to a professional. I'm going to use some of the money from my RWOP win to have my blog redesigned.

    Foodness, hope you have the opportunity to make this luscious sauce, ti's the bomb!

  5. Ok, now this is caramel sauce I can handle! I was making caramel sauce last weekend from a bad recipe I had, and it took me THREE batches before I got the measurements right. I might whip some of yours up today just to feel better about myself. And to dip my apples in. :) I would love it if you would stop by my blog to say hi! I'm featuring a recipe for pumpkin pancakes today! They're yummy and super easy. :) I hope you're having an awesome day!

    Mandi at BBM

  6. one of my favorite treats apples and caramel dip this sounds delicious

  7. Hi Mandi,
    There's nothing more frustrating than having to re-make a recipe even once. Three times can really get under your skin. Believe me, I've been you shoes many times and it's not fun! I really hope you have success with my recipe. btw the flavor of this caramel with apples is the bomb!

    shopannies, thanks sweetie for stopping by! I really appreciate your comments!

  8. I've just finished a really yummy recipe with caramel sauce! Cannot wait to share it! Thank you for linking this to Foodie Friday! Come by Stir, Stitch and Straighten!


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