How To Make Salted Caramel Sauce

Learn how to make the perfect salted caramel sauce without the need for a sugar thermometer! Only 4 ingredients and it takes less that 15 minutes!

One of my favourite things in the world is salted caramel sauce. In fact, anything salted caramel flavoured is definitely ok by me! And I know that you can easily buy salted caramel sauce from the supermarket, but it’s so, so easy to make it at home. Plus, you’ll save yourself heaps of money (and it will taste way better too!). Some salted caramel sauce recipes require a sugar thermometer, but not this one – nope, this recipe is so simple and doesn’t require any fancy equipment (because really… who on earth wants to stand over the stove with a sugar thermometer!!!).
Salted Caramel Sauce

To make a batch of salted caramel sauce, you will need:

  • 125g unsalted butter
    250g packed brown sugar (dark or normal is fine)
    125g thickened cream (not light cream)
    ¼-1/2 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like your sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

You might be thinking it’s a bit weird to use unsalted butter in salted caramel sauce… and you would be right! But, the reason behind my logic is that if you use salted butter, you can easily overdo the saltiness and ruin your caramel sauce. By using unsalted butter you can control how much salt you put into your sauce. Because I’m an extra salty fan, I always put in 1/2 tsp of salt, but I’d recommend starting with 1/4 tsp, giving it a taste and then adding more from there. You can always put more salt in, but you definitely can’t take it out!

Salted Caramel Sauce

So to make this easy salted caramel sauce, you need to pop your butter into a saucepan over a low heat. Allow it to slowly melt, while stirring occasionally. When the butter has completely melted, add the brown sugar and the cream. Increase the temperature to medium. Stir occasionally until the sugar has dissolved. Add the salt and give it a quick taste – add extra salt if required. Stir occasionally until the sauce begins to gently simmer and then allow to simmer for 2 minutes (still giving it the occasional stir). Remove from the heat and set aside.

Salted Caramel Sauce

And that’s it!! You’ll make a huge batch of salted caramel sauce and it will hardly cost you anything at all.

Best of all, there are so many different ways you can use your salted caramel sauce:

Salted Caramel Sauce

Store your salted caramel sauce in a sterilised jar for up to 2 weeks (but trust me, it will never, ever last that long!).

Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce

How To Make Salted Caramel Sauce

Learn how to make the perfect salted caramel sauce without the need for a sugar thermometer! Only 4 ingredients and it takes less that 15 minutes!
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Course: basics, Dessert
Cuisine: dessert
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 125 g unsalted butter
  • 250 g packed brown sugar dark or normal is fine
  • 125 g thickened cream not light cream
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like your sauce

Instructions

  • Pop your butter into a saucepan over a low heat.
  • Allow it to slowly melt, while stirring occasionally.
  • When the butter has completely melted, add the brown sugar and the cream.
  • Increase the temperature to medium.
  • Stir occasionally until the sugar has all dissolved.
  • Add the salt and give it a quick taste - add extra salt if required (be careful because it will be hot!).
  • Stir occasionally until the sauce begins to gently simmer and then allow to simmer for 2 minutes (still giving it the occasional stir).
  • Remove from the heat and set aside.
  • Store in a sterilised jar for up to 2 weeks.

 

Salted Caramel Sauce

How To Make Salted Caramel Sauce - Thermomix Version

Salted Caramel Sauce made in the Thermomix! Learn how to make the perfect salted caramel sauce without the need for a sugar thermometer! Only 4 ingredients and it takes less that 15 minutes!
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Course: basics, Dessert, Thermomix Salted Caramel Sauce
Cuisine: dessert
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 1
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

  • 125 g unsalted butter must be at room temperature
  • 250 g packed brown sugar dark or normal is fine
  • 125 g thickened cream not light cream
  • ¼-1/2 tsp salt (depending on how salty you like your sauce

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into the TM bowl.
  • Cook on Varoma, Speed 2 for 6-9 minutes with the MC off (cook for a further couple of minutes if you'd like your sauce to be thicker).
  • Please note: sauce will thicken further on cooling.

Salted Caramel Sauce

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Amy @ HandbagMafia
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I made huge amounts of this for Christmas gifts 2 years ago and omg was it ever a hit!

Lauren @ Create Bake Make
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2 weeks!?! This wouldn’t last two days in our house! It looks amazing, you are too clever x

Dannielle from Zamamabakes
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I love Salted caramel Lucy and I love how easy this one sounds to make. I make one but I add the cream last and it bubbles up in a scary kind of way! I’ll definitely be testing out your version next time I make it.
Thanks for the great tips lovely xx

Tonia Zemek
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OK, I’ve just bookmarked this post for post-diet fare. Wowsers, I can almost taste it. Those pictures look glorious!