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Salted Caramel Sauce

The BEST salted caramel sauce! It's easy to make and is great drizzled over ice cream, cake, cookies, cupcakes, cheesecake...and anything else you can think of!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keywords salted caramel sauce
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 223 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 12 tablespoons unsalted butter at room temperature, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup heavy cream at room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon fleur de sel or Maldon sea salt flakes

Instructions

  1. First, make sure you have all of the ingredients ready. Once you start the caramel sauce you have to pay close attention so you don't burn it. To begin, heat the sugar over medium high-heat in the bottom of a heavy 2-3 quart saucepan. When the sugar starts to melt, start whisking the sugar. The sugar will clump up, but keep whisking. It will continue to melt. When the sugar is melted, stop whisking. You can swirl the pan to move the sugar around.
  2. Continue cooking the sugar until it reaches a deep amber color. Make sure you watch the pan very closely. This is where it is easy to burn the caramel.
  3. As soon as the sugar reaches the dark amber color, carefully add the butter. Stir until butter is melted. 

  4. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream. Whisk until cream is incorporated and caramel is smooth. Whisk in the fleur de sel or Maldon sea salt flakes.
  5. Let the caramel sauce cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. Pour the caramel into a large jar and cool to room temperature. Put the salted caramel sauce in the refrigerator. Store the salted caramel sauce in the refrigerator for about a month.
Nutrition Facts
Salted Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 223 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 8g40%
Cholesterol 42mg14%
Sodium 7mg0%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Sugar 24g27%
Vitamin A 480IU10%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 12mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.