Easy Salted Caramel Sauce
Dreaming of easy salted caramel sauce? This is the one! This foolproof recipe on has 5 ingredients and you can make it in 15 minutes.
Servings: 6 ounces
- 1 cup sugar
- 6 Tbsp butter, room temperature, cut into pieces
- ½ cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp fine sea salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Bring butter to room temperature.
Heat a large heavy pot over medium heat and add sugar. Cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon or spatula. Sugar will begin to form clumps and then melt into a smooth liquid. Allow to cook, stirring until sugar reaches a medium brown amber color. Watch carefully as sugar can easily burn at this point. Turn heat to medium-low and add the butter. Be cautious as butter can splatter. Whisk constantly until butter is melted and cook for 2 minutes.
Slowly drizzle in heavy cream, whisking vigorously until well combined. Turn the heat back to medium and boil for exactly one minute, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat and add in sea salt and vanilla. Whisk to combine.
Allow caramel to cool for about 5 minutes in the pan, off heat. Caramel will thicken as it cools.
Whisk again and pour caramel into glass mason jars until ready to use.
Refrigerate for up to 4 weeks, or cool and freeze for up to 3 months. Reheat for about 10 seconds in the microwave, or gently on low heat on the stove.
Note: This caramel freezes well. Allow to thaw in refrigerator.
If you are gifting or traveling with this caramel it is OK at room temperature for one day.