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This salted caramel sauce is a must-have for any dessert recipe! Made with only five ingredients and in under 10 minutes! 

Salted Caramel Sauce

I am a sucker for caramel. It makes everything better, in my opinion. This simple sauce, or caramel topping recipe, is a staple in any recipe box!

One thing I super love? This salted caramel sauce is made without cream! I opted for half and half which produced a smooth and creamy texture. You’ll never notice it is missing! Did I mention you only need five ingredients? Most of them are already in your refrigerator or pantry!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce Ingredients:

  • Brown sugar
  • Half and half
  • Butter
  • Vanilla extract
  • Fleur De Sel or finishing salt

No half and half? No problem! You can substitute with heavy cream. 

I do want to mention one thing… This recipe gets flavor from the vanilla and butter. Make sure to use quality ingredients! None of the imitation versions. 

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

How to make caramel sauce:

  1. Combine brown sugar, half-and-half, and butter in a sauce pan. Cook on medium low heat, whisking the entire time, for 6 minutes or until it slightly thickens.
  2. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  3. Turn off the heat and let it cool slightly.

What to use salted caramel sauce on:

We use this on EVERYTHING. Well, within reason. Here are a few of our favorites:

  • Brownies
  • Ice Cream
  • Donuts
  • Cake Filling
  • Cake Drizzle
  • Cookie Topping
  • Pancakes
  • French Toast
  • Cheesecake

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Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

Yield: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 11 minutes

This salted caramel sauce is a must-have for any dessert recipe! Made with only five ingredients and in under 10 minutes! 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel

Instructions

  1. Combine the brown sugar, half-and-half, and butter in a sauce pan. Cook on medium low heat, whisking the entire time, for 6 minutes or until it slightly thickens. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  2. Turn off the heat and let it cool slightly.

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