Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

You need this homemade caramel sauce recipe in your life just like you need a pumpkin spice candle, and a maple leaf wreath, and decorative gourds. Yes, you do. And you can have it in just five minutes.

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce


Caramel Sauce featuring Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Bread Pudding or, you know,  Pumpkin Pecan Cream Cheese Bread Pudding featuring Caramel Sauce. Either way, your life will never be the same.

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Add brown sugar to melted butter and turn heat up to medium-high. Whisk together until sugar has dissolved. Watch closely. When sauce starts to boil and get foamy looking, allow to cook for about two minutes. Carefully add vanilla, salt, & cream. Remove from heat and stir. Set aside to cool.

And now when you tell your friends your Caramel Sauce is homemade and they ask, “Homemade homemade?” and you’re all like, ‘Yeah, like homemade homemade!”  You can be all proud and stuff. Because you are awesome sauce. And that’s not just the caramel talkin’.

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