Homemade Caramel Sauce
Homemade caramel sauce is easy to make and tastes a thousand times better than store-bought. It only takes 15 minutes to make with just 5 simple ingredients.
- 1 cup sugar
- ¼ cup water
- ¾ cup heavy cream
- 2 tbsp butter
- ½ tsp. salt*
Grease the sides of a large pot with oil or spray with non-stick spray.
Over medium-low heat, dissolve the sugar in the water, stirring with a wooden spoon, until the water is clear.
Stop stirring completely and increase the heat to medium. Let the sugar boil until it turns a dark amber color. Remove from heat and immediately whisk in the heavy cream. Whisk constantly. The caramel will boil violently at first and then settle after a few seconds.
Return to the stove and whisk in butter and salt over low heat until melted and the caramel sauce is smooth.
Remove from heat and allow to cool. The more the sauce cools the thicker it will get.
*For salted caramel sauce use 1 tsp. salt or sea salt
Store caramel sauce in an airtight container in the fridge for 1 month.