verb (used with or without object), car·a·mel·ized, car·a·mel·iz·ing.
Related formscar·a·mel·i·za·tion, nounun·car·a·mel·ized, adjective
Examples from the Web for caramelize
Caramelize the sugar, add the hot water and pour over the softened gelatin.
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.
Caramelize 1/2 cupful of the sugar, add the water, and cook until the caramel has dissolved.
Caramelize one cup of the sugar and add two cups of water to dissolve.