The Ardent Homesteader is a small family business run by our friend, Kristin Nelson, in Arden, NY and this sauce is the stuff of legends!
How do you use Cara-Sel?
Drizzle it over toast with ricotta or swirl it into oatmeal.
Dip a slice of bacon in it.
Use it instead of melted marshmallow in Rice Krispie treats.
Swap it for sugar, honey, or maple syrup in savory recipes that call for a little bit of sugar, like some soups and dressings.
Stir it into your coffee or hot chocolate.
Eat it straight off the spoon, of course!
For more ideas, check out some recipes here.
A note about the texture
Some people are surprised that the caramel doesn’t pour out from the jar at room temperature. It’s the thicker texture that helps it maintain its long shelf life without any preservatives.
At a cool room temperature, it’s gorgeously fudgy and ready as a dip for your pretzels, apples, or simply, your spoon.
In the fridge, it becomes more firm and sticky, and in summer temperatures or when it’s warmed, you can drizzle and pour it more easily.
If you like the sauce over ice cream, we always recommend adding a splash of milk or cream so it stays flowy when it hits the cold dessert.
Cara-Sel does not contain any artificial preservatives. The shelf life before opening is at least one year. It is best stored out of direct sunlight and away from high temps. Once opened, it could last for months in your refrigerator...but we have yet to meet anyone with that kind of willpower.
Allergy and nutrition info
Cara-Sel is made in a facility that also processes foods containing tree nuts, peanuts, eggs, soy, and wheat. See the nutrition panel here.
INGREDIENTS: organic sugar, cream, cabot butter, sea salt, and vanilla - This caramel sauce is handmade in small batches using just five all-natural ingredients: organic sugar, cream, cabot butter, sea salt, and vanilla.