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Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

Salted Caramel Sauce – smooth buttery and salty caramel that can be used on every sweet imaginable. I have it in macarons, on brownies, cookies, in hot chocolate, you name it! It’s versatile, and it keeps forever in the fridge. It’s great for gifting and just always to have on hand for quick and satisfying desserts!

 

Glass jar with salted caramel sauce, hand with spoon drizzling into the jar.

 

So this salted caramel sauce is a recipe from Live Well Bake Often, and I have used it several times by now, I’ve only changed up the directions a tiny bit. This recipe works so well there’s no need to change it just for the sake of changing it. However, over time, I have found that this is too thin for some recipes, so I use a thicker one for salted caramel marshmallows, chai cake and caramel filled chocolates

 

Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

 

10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

 

I actually haven’t done any alterations to this recipe, as I think it works really well. I just want it on my blog for easy reference for a lot of upcoming recipes!

 

Remember to Use a Large Saucepan

 

Measure up all your ingredients beforehand because things move quickly when the caramel first starts to get an amber color. Then what you want to do is place the sugar and water in a large saucepan. I emphasize large because when you add in the cream later on, the mixture will start to bubble so you need a larger saucepan than you think you need.

 

Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

 

Stop Stirring When it Boils

 

Stir the sugar and water with a wooden spoon or high heat rubber spatula, on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the temperature to high and when it starts to bubble – stop stirring immediately. If you continue to stir after this stage, the chances for crystalization is dramatically increased.

 

Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

 

Always Keep an Eye on It

 

Let the sugar boil for around 7-11 minutes. This will depend a little on your stove top. It took me 7 minutes on one and 11 on another, less powerful one. I do suggest you keep an eye on it all the time, because the caramel knows when you’re not looking and will burn as revenge.

 

When the caramel starts to get an amber color, remove from the heat, add in the cream in a slow stream, continually whisking. Then you add in the butter and then vanilla, also still whisking. Add in salt to your own liking. With 1 tsp it won’t get that salty, but I like to keep it a little neutral and just add salt when I need it later on.

 

Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

 

Add the finished caramel sauce into a heat proof jar (I like to use a glass jar) with a tight lid. Let the caramel cool before putting the lid on. And when it’s cool you can add it to your fridge and use whenever you feel like it! Which is always. It probably won’t last that long, luckily it only takes 10 minutes to make another batch.

 

The caramel will thicken as it cools, and to make it saucy again, just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds or leave it on the counter for a while. However, I think it is too thin to fill things with, so I’ve made a thicker version for these salted caramel macarons and salted caramel filled milk chocolates.

 

Other quick and easy desserts:

 

 

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Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

Delicious 10 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

Yield: 1 cups
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Salted Caramel Sauce - smooth buttery and salty caramel that can be used on every sweet imaginable. It's great for gifting and just always to have on hand for quick and satisfying desserts!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar, 200g
  • 1/4 cup water, 60ml
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream, 160ml
  • 3 tbsp butter, cut into tbsp sized pieces, 45g
  • 1 tsp vanilla, optional
  • 1 tsp salt, or add to your own liking

Instructions

  1. Measure up all your ingredients beforehand because things move quickly when the caramel first starts to get an amber color.
  2. Then what you want to do it place the sugar and water in a large saucepan.*
  3. Stir the sugar and water on medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Increase the temperature to high and when it starts to bubble - stop stirring immediately.**
  4. Let the sugar boil for around 7-11 minutes. This will depend a little on your stove top. It took me 7 minutes on one and 11 on another, less powerful one. I do suggest you keep an eye on it all the time, because the caramel knows when you're not looking and will burn as revenge. 
  5. When the caramel starts to get an amber color, remove from the heat, add in the cream in a slow stream, continually whisking. Then you add in the butter and then vanilla, also still whisking. Add in salt to your own liking. With 1 tsp it won't get that salty, but I like to keep it a little neutral and just add salt when I need it later on. 
  6. Add the finished caramel sauce into a heat proof jar (I like to use glass) with a tight lid. Let the caramel cool before putting the lid on. And when it's cool you can add it to your fridge and use whenever you feel like it! Which is always. It probably won't last that long, luckily it only takes 10 minutes to make another batch.
  7. The caramel will thicken as it cools, and to make it saucy again, just pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds. You can also use the cool caramel just as caramel, not sauce!

Notes

* I emphasize large because when you add in the cream later on, the mixture will start to bubble so you need a larger saucepan than you think you need.

** If you continue to stir after this stage, the chances for crystalization is dramatically increased.

Recipe from: Live Well Bake Often

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1 tbsp
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2.5gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 12.7gFiber: 0gSugar: 12.5gProtein: 0.1g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, estimate for informational purposes only.

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Stephanie Simmons

Monday 23rd of July 2018

I love homemade caramel sauce! It's so good for topping ice cream, or dipping fruit in!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Tuesday 24th of July 2018

Thank you, Stephanie!!

Mirlene

Monday 23rd of July 2018

One of my favorites. Love salted caramel. Looks good.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Thank you so much

Kathy

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Great idea about gifting this! Thank you for sharing, i’m such a sucker for all things salted caramel!

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 23rd of July 2018

Thank you so much! And me too, me too!

Holly

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

Ahhh I LOVE anything salted caramel...so I’d put this on all my sweets, if it makes it that long ?

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Monday 23rd of July 2018

haha! Thank you so much, Holly!

Tiffany Alexandria

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

Caramel sauce is something I haven't quite cracked yet but this looks like the solution. Salted caramel lattes, here I come.

Stine Mari | Ginger with Spice

Sunday 22nd of July 2018

It took me tons of recipes before I found one I really liked, and this one has become my go-to caramel recipe now. Salted caramel lattes, mmm can I come! Thank you so much for your kind comment.

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