Meaning of caramelize in English:


Pronunciation /ˈkar(ə)məlʌɪz/

Translate caramelize into Spanish


(also British caramelise)
  • 1(with reference to sugar) convert or be converted into caramel through heating.

    no object ‘cook over medium heat until the sugar caramelizes’
    • ‘place each ramekin under the grill to caramelize the sugar’
    • ‘Remove the casserole lid, sprinkle very lightly with soft, dark Muscovado sugar and grill under a gentle heat until the sugar caramelizes.’
    • ‘Divide the custard among the ramekins and sprinkle with sugar, then place them onto a baking sheet and grill until the sugar caramelises.’
    • ‘Bake until the sugar caramelizes, about ten minutes.’
    • ‘Saute until the almonds become golden brown and the sugar caramelizes.’
    • ‘Cook gently for about ten minutes until the apples begin to soften and the sugar caramelises.’
    • ‘If you overcook your jam, the sugar will caramelize and it won't taste good and there's nothing you can do.’
    • ‘Not only did beet sugar caramelize, it did it in a way that was indistinguishable from cane sugar.’
    • ‘Each side of the tomato will be cooked twice and the brown sugar should caramelize.’
    • ‘Some cooks use strong black coffee; others stir in one teaspoon of brown sugar until it caramelizes, then add the ice water.’
    • ‘Cook the apple in the butter till tender, turning once to cook the other side, then add the sugar and cook over a high heat till the mixture caramelises.’
    • ‘Sugar also caramelizes as it cooks, so it gives baked goods a lovely golden brown hue, as well as a delicate aroma and flavor.’
    • ‘Cook until large bubbles appear but do not allow sugar to caramelize.’
    • ‘To do this, melt the butter in a saucepan over a low heat, add the peaches and sugar and allow to caramelise.’
    • ‘Sprinkle with the icing sugar and cook over a high heat until nicely caramelised, stirring once or twice.’
    • ‘If you can, dust them with icing sugar 20 minutes ahead so they start to bring out their natural sugars, which will caramelise better.’
    • ‘The sugar in the marinade caramelizes during the roasting, creating a dark reddish-brown crust, shiny as fresh lacquer, that acts as a Pavlovian signal to barbecue lovers.’
    • ‘Prepare the chicken glaze; heat the lemon rind, juice and honey in a pan until it caramelizes.’
    • ‘Melt the butter in a frying pan and add the sugar, then cook for three-four minutes until it melts and caramelises.’
    • ‘When the sugar begins to caramelize into a dark brown color, swirl in the butter.’
    • ‘I had a bit of a panic when it seemed the almonds were not going to coat before the sugar caramelized.’
    1. 1.1(with reference to food containing natural sugar) cook or be cooked so as to develop the characteristic brown colour and nutty flavour of caramel.
      no object ‘you need even slices, otherwise the onions will caramelize unevenly’
      • ‘caramelize the parsnips in a frying pan with a knob of butter’
      • ‘juicy burgers smothered with caramelized onions’