Caramelize



to convert or be converted into caramel.
Historical Examples

caramelize one cup of the sugar and add two cups of water to dissolve.
Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards

caramelize the sugar, add the hot water and pour over the softened gelatin.
Quantity Cookery Lenore Richards

caramelize 1/2 cupful of the sugar, add the water, and cook until the caramel has dissolved.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

When all the water has boiled away, the sugar begins to caramelize or become brown, and develops a characteristic flavor.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 1 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

caramelize half the sugar and add to it the 1/2 cupful of boiling water.
Woman’s Institute Library of Cookery, Vol. 4 Woman’s Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences

verb
to convert or be converted into caramel
v.

1837, from caramel + -ize. Earlier was past participle adjective carameled (1727). Related: Caramelized; caramelizing.

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