Technically this is not caramel because it has not gone through the caramelization process, but it is very easy and delicious.
Prep Time: 2 Minutes | Cook Time: 8 Minutes | Servings: 8
1 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 stick Butter (4 Tablespoons)
1/2 cup Half-and-Half or Heavy Cream (cream makes it thicker)
1 Tablespoon Vanilla
Pinch of Salt
Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes until sauce thickens. Turn off heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold.
If sauce is thin, just continue cooking for a few more minutes.