Definition of caramelize
: to change into caramel caramelize sugar
: to change to caramel causing sugar to caramelize
Examples of caramelize in a Sentence
The onions will take five minutes to caramelize.
Caramelize two cups of sugar.
Continue stirring until the sugar caramelizes.
Recent Examples of caramelize from the Web
Gooey brie, crunchy and tart superfood apple, and rich caramelized onions make this burger a total winner.
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CARAMELIZE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of caramelize for English Language Learners
: to cook (something, such as a fruit or vegetable) slowly until it becomes brown and sweet
: to change (sugar) into caramel by cooking it
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