Ina Garten smiling in a kitchen
The Store-Bought Caramel Sauce Ina Garten Drizzles Over Brownies
Culinary icon Ina Garten finishes her freshly made brownie recipe with a warm drizzle of sweet caramel. While the brownies are homemade, the caramel sauce is not.
"You can make caramel, but why bother?" she admits herself on Food Network. Instead, she uses Fran's caramel sauce, a buttery, luxurious sauce beloved by Martha Stewart.
This slow-cooked caramel uses Madagascar vanilla beans to add even more dimension. Like Garten, you can then finish the dessert with a sprinkling of flaky sea salt for flavor.
Warming it up creates a silky, thin texture that makes pouring a breeze. The texture of the caramel is crucial, Garten advises, so that your desserts look as good as they taste.