Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe {VIDEO}

Top or fill your next batch of baked goods with this delicious, irresistible Salted Caramel Sauce. Salt and caramel make the best food duo!

Salted Caramel Sauce

Caramel sauce is one of those sweet treats that I could literally pour over every single thing in my life. Add a touch of salt to it and it’s even more irresistible. I feel like nothing is off limits when it comes to Salted Caramel Sauce, am I right?! It’s easy enough to stroll through the store and grab a jar from the shelf, but I am here to tell you that it is SO EASY to make and (in my opinion) so much tastier. I am talking four ingredients (FOUR!) and ten minutes of your life. This sweet and salty nectar will become a new staple in your fridge. Fill or top cupcakes or cheesecake with the sweet sauce or drizzle it over your piece of apple crisp and vanilla ice cream. Top just about any type of baked good with it or use it as a dip for apples!


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Store Salted Caramel Sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one month (I promise it’ll never last that long).

Can you freeze salted caramel sauce?

It must be placed in an airtight container (not glass) and can be frozen for up to three months. When you are ready to use the sauce, allow it to thaw completely in the fridge before using. Pour it into a skillet and heat, stirring, until smooth.

How do you make caramel sauce thicker?

Toward the end of cooking, decrease heat to medium-low and allow the caramel to simmer for a few additional minutes (stir frequently to avoid burning). Remember that the caramel sauce will thicken once it cools, but if you want it even thicker dissolve 1 teaspoon of cornstarch in 1 tablespoon of water. Stir the mixture into the caramel.

Enjoy this delectable salted caramel sauce and have a great rest of your week, my friends!

Salted Caramel Sauce
sauce, caramel, dessert
Salted Caramel Sauce or fill your next batch of baked goods with this delicious, irresistible salted caramel sauce!
Yield: 2 cups

Salted Caramel Sauce

prep time: 5 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 15 mins

Top or fill your next batch of baked goods with this delicious, irresistible salted caramel sauce!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, at room temperature
  • 6 tablespoons salted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a saucepan. Set heat to medium-high and stir mixture frequently. When the sugar has completely melted and the mixture is uniformly bubbly (this will take a couple minutes), add the heavy cream and butter. Continue stirring for 2-4 minutes, or until butter has melted and the caramel is smooth and has turned a deep caramel color.
  2. Remove from the heat and stir in the salt. Let cool and pour into containers. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
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