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Homemade salted caramel sauce is sweet, salty, and buttery. It's so simple and easy to make at home in just 10 minutes with 4 basic ingredients. | aheadofthyme.com

Salted Caramel Sauce


  • Author: Sam | Ahead of Thyme
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Homemade salted caramel sauce is sweet, salty, and buttery. It's so simple and easy to make at home in just 10 minutes with 4 basic ingredients. 


Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted buttercubed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt

Instructions

  1. Heat sugar in a large shallow saucepan over medium-high heat. Whisk continuously as the sugar as it begins to melt. It will form clumps but will eventually melt completely. This can take 10-15 minutes. Continue to stir continuously until the sugar reaches a deep amber colour. Keep a close eye because the sugar will burn if you overcook. 
  2. Add the butter (note that the butter will immediately begin bubbling and may splatter, so be careful). Whisk until the butter is completely melted, then cook for 1 minute without stirring.
  3. Slowly pour in the heavy cream and whisk until combined in the mixture. Again, be careful as the mixture will bubble and may splatter.
  4. Whisk in the salt until combined. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool in the saucepan for 10 minutes. The caramel will thicken as it cools. 

Notes

How to store: Store salted caramel sauce in an airtight container or mason jar at room temperature for a day or two, or in the refrigerator for up to one month. If stored in the refrigerator, it may have hardened up a little. You can warm up the caramel over the stovetop or in the microwave before using to make it easier to drizzle.

How to freeze: You can freeze salted caramel sauce in an airtight container for up to 3 months in the freezer. To use, allow it to thaw overnight in the refrigerator or for a few hours at room temperature.

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cooling Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American

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