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  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter -- cut into chunks


  • Mix cream cheese and cream in small bowl until smooth. Set aside.
  • Place sugar and water in heavy, medium saucepan over low heat, swirling pan
  • occasionally until sugar dissolves.
  • Increase heat and boil until syrup
  • turns a rich brown color.
  • Remove pan from heat. Stir in cream cheese
  • mixture - it will bubble vigorously.
  • Whisk in butter.
  • Use warm as a sauce or let cool to room temperature and use as a glaze or icing. (Caramel
  • sauce can be made 5 days ahead and refrigerated. Reheat, stirring over low heat, when using as a sauce).
  • Makes 3/4 cup.

Categories: Frosting  Glaze 

Author Credit: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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