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Homemade Caramel Sauce Recipe {Salted}

You can make easy caramel sauce that is sweet, buttery with an essence of salt in 10 minutes. No candy thermometer is required!

Caramel Sauce

Caramel Sauce

This recipe has only four simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.

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How to Make Caramel Sauce {Salted}

The best part about making this “candy” recipe is that it doesn’t require any special tools.

I have had my share of candy failures; however, this recipe is so easy to achieve perfect results every time. 

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (room temperature)
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt (optional flake salt for garnish
Ingredients for the caramel recipe

Ingredients for the caramel recipe

Supplies

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The cream I used is heavy whipping cream (unwhipped in a carton).

 

Place an even layer of sugar in the bottom of the heavy saucepan.

Placing sugar in a saucepan

Placing sugar in a saucepan

Heat the sugar over medium-high heat, shirring only when it begins to melt. 

Sugar starting to melt

Sugar is starting to melt.

The sugar will start to clump together as it melts.

Whisking sugar as it melts

Whisking sugar as it melts

Stir the melting sugar and allow it to cook until it turns a dark amber color (the color of brown sugar).

Melted sugar deep amber color

Melted sugar deep amber color

Add the butter room and whisk.

 

Whisking in butter

Whisking in butter

 

Next, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons salt, stir and remove from heat.

Add salt to caramel mixture

Add salt to the caramel mixture

Slowly add the cream, whisking until the mixture is smooth. Stop stirring as soon as the cream is incorporated.

Slowly whisk in cream

Slowly whisk in cream

Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

Pour homemade salted caramel sauce into a jar

Pour homemade salted caramel sauce into a jar

Ice cream topped with salted caramel sauce

Ice cream topped with salted caramel sauce

Homemade salted caramel sauce

Caramel Sauce

You can make easy caramel sauce that is sweet, buttery with an essence of salt in 10 minutes. No candy thermometer is required! This recipe has only 4 simple ingredients that you probably have in your pantry.
 
5 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, British
Keyword: Caramel Sauce, Salted Caramel Sauce
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 99kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (room temperature)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Place an even layer of sugar in the bottom of the heavy saucepan.
  • Heat the sugar over medium-high heat, shirring only when it begins to melt.
  • The sugar will start to clump together as it melts.
  • Stir the melting sugar and allow it to cook until it turns a deep amber color.
  • Mix in butter until it is smooth and incorporated.
  • Next, add 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoons salt, stir and remove the pan from the heat.
  • Slowly add the cream, whisking until the mixture is smooth.
  • Cool for 10-15 minutes before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 8mg | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 146IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg
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Sean O'Hern

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Great recipe!! Great with apples or over ice cream!!! The kids love it!!!

Sharyn R Metzger

Thursday 8th of April 2021

Cannot wait to try it, looks delicious! Might try over open faced apple pie! Thank you for detailed pictures!

Thursday 8th of April 2021

Wonderful

Kerryanne

Thursday 25th of February 2021

Oh Kippi, I'm drooling at these images and my hubby, who adores caramel will be excited to do the taste test on this recipe... thank you! Thank you for sharing this recipe at Create, Bake, Grow & Gather this week. I'm delighted to be featuring your caramel sauce recipe at tonight's party and pinning too. Hugs, Kerryanne

CoCo

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

I am beyond excited to try this recipe! It looks amazing and I can't believe it's only a few ingredients too. We love hot cocoa bars in the winter and ice cream bars in the summer so I'll go ahead and say thank you from my family in advance :) Hugs and thank you for the recipe, CoCo

Kippi

Wednesday 24th of February 2021

Thank you for stopping by today. I cannot wait to hear how you like the recipe. Have a wonderful day, Kippi

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