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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.
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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


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


  • 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.



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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