Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
Everyone loves salted caramel and this Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe is the only one you need. Homemade is best and with just 4 ingredients and 10 minutes, you can have this sauce on hand whenever you want it.
This a luscious, thick caramel sauce recipe that I’ve had on the site since January 2014. The sauce was used as a delicious treat in the center of Chocolate Caramel Turtle Cupcakes.
With fall just around the corner and I’m thinking of comfort food and warm desserts, it always makes me want salted caramel everything. Last week, I made Salted Caramel Pecan Brownies which is pretty much the ultimate use of this easy caramel recipe. These brownies did not last long.
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- It is important to not have the heat too high while the sugar is cooking. When you see the sugar bubbling, this is the stage you want to keep it at until it until it turns dark amber in color. Don’t stir, this will cause the sugar to crystalize.
- Once the sugar has reached the dark amber stage, you must remove it immediately from the heat as it can turn very quickly from the perfect color, to too dark.Stirring the heavy cream into the sugar may seem scary, because it will bubble because of the dramatic temperature difference between the sugar and the cream, but it will not bubble over, just keeping stirring. The key is to add the cream in a slow, steady stream so the sugar does not cool down too quickly and solidify.
- I like to transfer the sauce from the pan to a pouring jug to cool, this makes it easier to transfer the sauce to a jar.
14 Comments on “Easy Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe”
My GO-TO salted caramel recipe!! Super easy to make and it’s delicious!!
Thank you so much for the comment. I really appreciate your support of my recipe.
This looks so delicious but I love everything caramel! One of my favs!
Salted caramel will never go out of style. This recipe will be so useful for so many things! Thanks for sharing!
Great question Alaa. I’m not a coffee drinker either and it’s not too strong for me, it’s very mild. You can substitute with a teaspoon of vanilla extract. Thank you!
Thank you for stopping by Rachel 🙂
My husband would love this! He’s the baker in the family
You’re welcome ladies! 🙂
Oh my, Janette! Love salted caramel ANYTHING! This sauce looks amazing! I’m going to have to whip up your chocolate caramel turtle cupcakes sometime soon!!!
Hi Britni, easy to burn it. Just keep an eye on your heat temperature, don’t leave it and don’t let the melted sugar get too brown. When you see it turned yellowy, turn off the heat. Thanks for visiting 🙂
I always burn caramel sauces but this looks like one I might be able to make. Thanks for sharing
I’m planning to make homemade peanut butter and layer it in jars with your sultry salted caramel. It’s going to be epic!!!!
Sounds epic, Meggan, wow!
I LOVE salted caramel. This looks divine. I could fill my swimming pool with it and dive right in.