Quick Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: About 2 cups

Quick Caramel Sauce


  • 1 C. (250 g) sugar
  • 6 T. (85 g) butter, cut into large pieces
  • 1/2 C. (125 ml) heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. good quality vanilla
  • pinch salt


  1. Have all ingredients ready before beginning Caramel Sauce.
  2. In a heavy 2-3 quart/liter saucepan, brown 1 C. sugar, stirring constantly over medium-high heat. It will at first crystallize into lumps but will gradually liquefy. As soon as the sugar is amber-brown color, remove from heat.
  3. Add the butter and stir until melted.
  4. Gradually add the cream, stirring constantly. The mixture will foam up considerably so be sure to use a large enough pan. Stir in the vanilla and salt.
  5. Cool in the pan for a few minutes, then pour into a jar or glass bowl for serving.

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