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The Absolute Best Salted Caramel Sauce

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My easy homemade salted caramel sauce recipe is perfect for dipping apple slices in, pouring over warm apple or pumpkin desserts, drizzling over ice cream or using in your favorite fall recipes. And it’s ready in about 15 minutes!

Are you a salted caramel junkie like me? Then you need my homemade salted caramel sauce recipe - it's the absolute best salted caramel sauce recipe around! It's perfect for dipping apple slices in, pouring over warm apple or pumpkin desserts, drizzling over ice cream or using in your favorite fall recipes that call for caramel sauce.

I seriously can’t get enough salted caramel. Salted caramel mochas. Salted caramel sauce over ice cream. Salted caramel over anything, really.

Unfortunately, most caramel sauce you can buy at the grocery store is full of ingredients that we try our very best to avoid. So I started making my own salted caramel sauce at home.

And, oh my – it’s absolutely delicious! Better than anything you can buy – and it’s made with far better ingredients.

It’s perfect for dipping apple slices in, pouring over warm apple desserts and pumpkin desserts, drizzling over ice cream or using in your favorite fall recipes that call for caramel sauce.

Close up shot of salted caramel sauce in a squat glass mason jar with a spoon dipped in it. Caramels are in the background.

Salted Caramel Sauce

This salted caramel sauce recipe is perfect for dipping apple slices in, pouring over warm apple or pumpkin desserts, drizzling over ice cream or using in your favorite fall recipes that call for caramel sauce.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar - packed
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Equipment

  • Sauce Pan
  • Whisk
  • Half pint mason jar

Instructions

  • In a small saucepan, whisk together butter, brown sugar, heavy cream and sea salt over medium-high heat.
    Ingredients in small pinch bowls to make salted caramel sauce on a white counter
  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Allow it to simmer for 5 minutes – whisking constantly. Whisk in vanilla, and then remove from heat.
    Whisking salted caramel sauce in the pan
  • Pour caramel sauce into heatproof jar and allow it to cool. Be careful not to pour it into a cold jar or it could crack.
    Salted caramel sauce being poured from the pan into a squat glass mason jar on a white counter.

Notes

This sauce will burn easily if not consistently whisked. Do not leave unattended while cooking. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 104mg | Potassium: 24mg | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 197IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

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