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Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce can elevate just about any dish. Plus it's super easy to make, especially with my troubleshooting FAQs!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings
Calories 213 kcal


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small saucepan, heat sugar and water over medium heat to melt the sugar. Cook and swirl until the sugar turns amber in color.
  • Whisk in sea salt and heavy cream. The mixture will bubble up briefly, just keep whisking away until smooth.
  • Take off the heat then stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Use hot or at room temperature. Store in a sealed container in the fridge.


Calories: 213kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 1gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 349mgPotassium: 20mgSugar: 25gVitamin A: 516IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword salted caramel, salted caramel sauce
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