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How To Make Caramel Sauce

  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 1/2 Cups 1x


As far as caramel sauces go, this one is really tasty and really easy to make.


  1. 1 cup sugar
  2. 6 tbsp salted butter, cubed, room temperature
  3. 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, room temperature


  1. Pour sugar into an even layer in a large sauce pan.
  2. Heat on medium-high heat, whisking the sugar until melted. The sugar will clump up first, but will eventually completely melt. This will take about 10 minutes.
  3. Once the sugar has melted, stop whisking. Allow it to cook until the sugar has turned to a little darker amber color to get a deeper caramel flavor if you like. You may notice a nutty aroma. The change in color will happen quickly, so don’t let it go too long or get too dark or it’ll burn. Remove the caramel from the heat.
  4. Add butter and whisk until combined. The mixture will bubble up, but keep whisking until all the butter has melted and combined.
  5. Slowly pour the heavy cream into the caramel and whisk until incorporated. I find it can help to add just a bit at a time until the caramel starts to thin out, then you can add the rest.
  6. Cool for about 10-15 minutes before using. Store leftovers in a jar with a lid. Refrigerate up to 2 weeks.
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: American
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