Anyway, if you aren’t familiar with browned butter, you have been missing out! It brings a whole new, somewhat nutty, depth of flavor to your cooking. What better recipe to try browning your butter on than one for some awesome caramel? Give it a shot and you won’t be disappointed. For those of you that need it, I’ve included a little photo-tutorial for browning butter in the instruction portion of the recipe.
The very first thing you need to do is pop your corn and have it ready sitting in a large bowl. Try to toss any of the kernels that didn’t pop…it could save you some dental work later on. I just use the largest bowl that I have, which is a large glass Pyrex bowl and I fill it up to the top with popcorn. Once that’s ready you can start on the next step.
In a medium saucepan on low to medium heat, brown the butter:
½ C Salted Butter
Once the butter has browned, quickly add the rest of the ingredients. Stir pretty regularly until it reaches the softball stage:
2 C Brown Sugar
1 C Karo
1 Can Sweetened Condensed Milk (or a single batch of the home-made stuff works too)
When it reaches the soft ball stage, remove from heat and add:
½ tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
Mix Well. Pour over your prepared popcorn and mix the popcorn well. I usually pour a bit of Caramel in to a separate bowl so that we can dip apple slices into it…which is also super yummy! If you’re thinking about using this for Carameled Apples, I haven’t tried it yet, but I would let it cook just a little bit longer. Enjoy and try not to eat the whole thing!
For some direction with photo’s, keep reading:
Browning butter is pretty simple, it just takes a little bit of time.
In case you haven’t seen it yet, make sure to check out another of my popcorn posts, Jolly Rancher Flavored Popcorn Balls I’m addicted to popcorn…in case you haven’t noticed. If you are too, you may want to start following my “Popcorn Popping on the Apricot Tree” board on Pinterest.