Caramel is simple enough, but making it can be complicated. If you’ve gotten in a sticky situation (no pun intended) while trying to whip up some homemade caramel, your ingredients or tools may be to blame.

This simple caramel tutorial from Southern Living shows you how to make it perfectly every time.

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You will need:

  • Sugar
  • Water
  • Lemon juice
  • Heavy cream
  • Butter

If you need some measurements or want to follow along with a written recipe, here’s one from Simply Recipes.

There’s still plenty of time to practice the perfect caramel recipe before apple season Southern Living
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