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Top Pick Of The Week

June 27, 2006
Updated October 2008

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Chocolate Chip Cheesecake
Add a drop of King’s Cupboard chocolate or caramel dessert sauces to any dessert, even a slice of cake, and it becomes fit for...a king. Photo by Kelly Cline | IST.
WHAT IT IS: A comprehensive line of chocolate and caramel dessert sauces.
WHY IT’S DIFFERENT: From the classic (Bittersweet Chocolate, Orange Chocolate) to the modern (White Key Lime Chocolate, Pear Cinnamon Caramel), the sauces enhance desserts from the everyday to the gala.
WHY WE LOVE IT: Impeccable taste and great recipes, as good as we could make ourselves. Using the best ingredients, there’s a maximum of good chocolate or caramel flavor, without sugariness. And it’s a time-saver: after just moments in the microwave, the sauce is ready to turn anything on the plate into a fancy dessert. Just drizzle and serve.
PURCHASE AT: KingsCupboard.com.


The King’s Cupboard Dessert Sauces: Long Live The King

Page 3: Gourmet Chocolate Sauce


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Gourmet Caramel Sauce

Fresh cream, sweet butter and deeply caramelized sugar, with a touch of Madagascar (Bourbon) vanilla, create a heavenly, old-fashioned-style caramel sauce. There’s corn syrup too†, which imparts a delightfully chewy texture to the sauce. Even if you take pride in your own homemade caramel sauce, you may decide to enjoy what the King has wrought. Alas, the exquisite Granny Smith Apple Caramel sauce has been distontinued. It tasted just like apples were infused into the caramel—totally natural, totally wonderful. If the King decides to make it again, buy up all you can!

  • Cream Caramel Sauce. A classic.
  • Organic Cream Caramel Sauce. The classic, USDA-certified organic.

†Corn syrup is not used in the chocolate sauce because it imparts a slippery mouthfeel—which we look for and avoid when purchasing chocolate sauces. Corn syrup should not be confused with high fructose corn syrup, the pervasive and controversial cheap sugar substitute used in soft drinks and other mass-produced foods.

Chocolate Cake
Add some King’s Cupboard Caramel Sauce and some
brandied cherries, and a plain brownie or piece of
chocolate cake becomes a party dessert. Grate a white
chocolate or cappuccino chocolate bar over the top.
Photo by Duard van der Westhuizen | SXC.
  • Pear Cinnamon Caramel. A special variation flavored with pear juice and cinnamon makes holiday desserts a snap.

Serving Suggestions: Cooking With The King

How many different things can you do with one jar of chocolate or caramel sauce? Use it in any of your recipes or:

  • As a topper for ice cream, frozen yogurt, sundaes, parfaits, ice cream cake and profiteroles (photo at right).
  • Drizzled over brownies, cakes, cheesecakes, cobblers, pastries, pies and tarts (both chocolate and caramel are wicked with pecan pie; caramel especially complements apple desserts including baked apple, carrot cake and gingerbread) ... on puddings and bread puddings ... over popcorn.
  • As an instant fondue.
  • As a dipping sauce for fresh and dried fruit, fruit crisps, biscotti, marshmallows, pretzels and potato chips.
  • With dessert waffles, and as a filling and topping for crepes.
  • As a plate garnish and decor for any dessert (see the photo of the cheesecake at the top).
  • As a mix-in for beverages—to add another layer of flavor to milk shakes, coffee or hot chocolate.
Profiteroles
Use any of the chocolate, white chocolate or caramel sauces as a plate garnish. Photo by
Kevin Russ | IST.
  • In its solid state (unwarmed), to fill or ice cakes, ice brownies, bars and cookies, or to make “cookie sandwiches.”
  • As a sugar fix (we just open the jar and have a spoonful—it’s as satisfying as any box of designer chocolate).

For those who wish a little protein with their sweets, the company website offers recipes for savory preparations such as Chipotle Caramel Wings, Pork Tenderloin with Raspberry Caramel Glaze, Baked Brie with Caramel Sauce, French Toast with Pear Cinnamon Caramel, Stuffed Squash with Spice Walnut Currant Caramel Sauce and Spicy Caramel BBQ Sauce.

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