Originally Posted by Janet H
What is Caramel?
AKA the stuff grandma use to put on apples to make you eat them when you were younger.
It is basically a mixture of butter and sugar that is heated until it thickens and turns light brown. I use this because it adds a nice sheen to the bbq sauce and sweetens it at the same time instead of just using butter alone. It also balances nicely with molasses to make a unique flavor profile.