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Salted Caramel Sauce

This homemade salted caramel sauce is easy to make and doesn't require a candy thermometer. It is rich, creamy, smooth and salty. Everything a salted caramel sauce should be! Recipe from Sprinkles and Sprouts | Delicious food for easy entertaining.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Calories: 171kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/4 cups heavy cream/whipping cream
  • 1-2 tsp flaked sea salt
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • Tip the sugar and water into a large heavy based saucepan.
  • Add a lid and heat over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Remove the lid, increase the heat and boil for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until you get a deep amber colour. (see notes)
  • Remove from the heat and immediately add in the heavy cream and stir. Be careful as it will bubbly up quite a lot.
  • Once the caramel has dissolved into the cream, add in the butter and salt.
  • Stir well and then allow the caramel to cool before decanting into a jar.


Watch the caramel very carefully as it can go from pale sugar water to burnt caramel in the ring of a phone!cream and serve room temperature. I like to take the caramel to a deep amber, but if you want a milder flavour then remove it from the heat when it just reaches the amber stage.
Nutritional Information based on 1/4 cup:


Calories: 171kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 216mg | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 90IU
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