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two glass jars of caramel with two spoons
Salted Caramel Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

The caramel sauce of your dreams! 

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel sauce tutorial
Servings: 16
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 c heavy whipping cream room temperature
  • 6 T unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2-3/4 t coarse salt
  • 1 t vanilla or try 1/2 t vanilla + 1/2 t coconut extract
  1. Gently stir water and sugar together in heavy-bottomed saucepan by using medium-low heat. Once dissovled remove the spoon and do not return.

    Gently shake or swirl the pan to move the caramel, but stirring the sugar will form crystals. Do not splash on sides of pan.

  2. Once the sugar is melted and a rich copper color, reduce heat to very low and add whipping cream and butter. It will bubble up so ensure you have a large enough pan. Remove from heat. Add vanilla and sea salt. Vigorously stir until everything is incorporated.

  3. Remove from heat, add extract(s) and salt.

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Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 tbs)
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 21mg7%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 6mg0%
Carbohydrates 13g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 241IU5%
Calcium 6mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.