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How To Make A Caramel Sauce

How to make a homemade caramel sauce! Sweet and buttery, this caramel sauce is perfect for any dessert topping! Quick and easy recipe.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Serene


  • 1 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • pinch of salt **if you want salted caramel sauce add up to a teaspoon!


  • Heat the granulated sugar in medium size saucepan over medium heat. Stir periodically. Sugar will start to clump and then melt into a light amber color liquid.
  • Once the sugar is completely melted, no clumps remain, and is a golden amber color, remove from heat. Carefully pour in the heavy cream. The caramel mixture will bubble and the cream will form a crust over the caramel. Stir until the heavy cream and the caramel are mixed together.
  • With the saucepan removed from heat still, stir in the butter and salt.
  • If the caramel has seized (formed clumps) just place the pot back onto the heat and stirring the whole time allow the caramel to heat enough to loosen the caramel mixture back up.
  • Allow the caramel to cool in the saucepan until it is about room temperature. Then pour into a squeeze bottle or a jar.
  • Store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.



Serving: 1 | Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 12mg | Sugar: 41g