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Salted Butter Caramel Sauce Recipe

Wed 03 Jan 2024 | 08:05 AM
Salted butter caramel
Salted butter caramel
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Salted butter caramel is a salty, sweet, and irresistibly buttery treat loved by children and adults alike and provides a distinctive addition to cake, ice cream, or fresh fruits.

With just 5 ingredients and no candy thermometer needed, you can make this delicious salted caramel spread at home.


1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup unsalted butter

1 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)


Start by heating the granulated sugar in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Stir occasionally with a wooden spoon until the sugar melts and turns amber in color.

Carefully add the heavy cream to the caramelized sugar while stirring constantly. The mixture will bubble up, so be cautious.

Once the cream is fully incorporated, add the unsalted butter and continue stirring until it melts and the mixture becomes smooth and glossy.

Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the sea salt. Adjust the amount to your taste preference.

Let the caramel cool down before transferring it to a glass jar or airtight container.

You can use the salted butter caramel as a topping for ice cream, drizzle it over desserts, or use it as a dip for fruits.