How To Make Caramel Sauce

homemade caramel sauce recipe

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This homemade caramel sauce is SO easy to make, and tastes so good. You’ll love it!


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt


  1. Add sugar and water to a sauce pan with at least 1 quart capacity 
  2. Cook over medium heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves (this should take between 3 and 5 minutes)
  3. Continue cooking, stirring occasionally, and watching closely until the sugar because a nice, deep amber.
  4. Remove from heat immediately
  5. Add butter and stir until butter has melted
  6. Next, add cream in a thin stream while stirring – be careful and the hot caramel can cause your cream to bubble over!
  7. Add in vanilla and salt and stir until caramel is smooth and creamy
  8. Let caramel sauce cool 10-15 minutes before pouring into a heat-proof glass jar with a tight-fitting lid. 
  9. Use immediately, or keep refrigerated for up to 3-4 weeks
  10. Enjoy!