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Classic Salted Caramel Sauce

This Classic Salted Caramel Sauce tastes like an original caramel candy. Drizzle it on ice cream or cheesecake, or serve with Apple Cake.
Course Dessert
Cuisine Canadian, American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 1 .5 cups
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter, cut into chunks
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (whipping cream)
  • 1 1/2 tsp sea salt like Fleur de Sel or Maldon


  • Heat sugar and water in a 2 or 3-liter saucepan. Stir to dissolve the sugar but stop stirring once the mixture boils. You can swirl the pan occasionally to distribute the heat.
  • Continue to boil until it reaches a dark amber colour. Add the butter all at once and whisk it into the liquid sugar. It will immediately foam up. Once the butter has melted, remove the pan from the heat.
  • Whisk in the whipping cream. It will foam up again. Continue whisking until it is well incorporated.
  • Stir in the salt until dissolved. Cool a little. It may seem too thin, but it will thicken as it cools.
  • Pour into sterile jars. It will freeze well or will keep in the refrigerator for 2 - 3 weeks.
  • Gently warm before serving.