Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

It takes 15 minutes to make homemade salted caramel sauce with six ingredients. Spread it on ice cream, apple slices, or your favorite baked products! 

– ¼ cup water (60 ml) – 1 cup granulated sugar (200 grams) – ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream (160 ml) at room temperature – 3 tablespoons unsalted butter (45 grams) cut into tablespoon-sized piece – 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract – 1 teaspoon salt or to taste



Heat water and sugar in a heavy saucepan on medium. Use a larger pot than you think you'll need. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the fluid bubbles slightly.


Turn up the heat to high and boil without stirring. Boil the mixture for 4–12 minutes until it becomes amber.


Turn off the heat and carefully whisk in the heavy cream. Be careful—the mixture will bubble up. Add butter, vanilla, and salt one at a time.


Transfer the caramel sauce to a plate, cool fully, and refrigerate tightly covered. After cooling and refrigerating, caramel sauce thickens.


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