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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Spoon licking good! This Caramel Sauce recipe is so simple and easy, you will never buy the ready-made or off the shelf kind ever again. I know I don’t..not anymore!How to make Caramel Sauce by Foxy Folksy

You will only need 4 basic ingredients, that you may already have in your kitchen, and you are all set!

The good thing is you know how much sugar is used. This recipe does not really use much, so it is not too sweet and adding a little salt makes it even less sweet.

ingredients for caramel sauce

homemade caramel sauce

 Double this recipe and you can stock it in your fridge for days or even weeks.

That way you always have caramel sauce on hand to make simple desserts like ice creams, crepes, pies yummier or for making brownies and bars.

I’ve used this caramel sauce for making my¬†peanut butter & caramel frosting that is perfect for banana cupcakes. You may also be interested to use this for making my easy banoffee pie and of course my fave, banana crepes with choco-caramel sauce.

how to make caramel sauce?

how to make caramel sauce

Heat sugar over medium-high until it melts.

how to make caramel sauce

Stir from time to time to avoid sugar from to make caramel sauce

Once sugar is melted and turns deep amber, add the softened butter. Make sure it is no longer cold or it will harden the caramelized to make caramel sauce

Turn off the heat and pour the heavy or all-purpose cream.

It will bubble up once the cream is added, just continue to whisk until it becomes smooth. Add salt.

Homemade Caramel Sauce by Foxy Folksy


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Caramel Sauce by Foxy Folksy
5 from 2 votes

Caramel Sauce

Spoon licking good! This Caramel Sauce recipe is so simple and easy, you will never buy the ready-made or off the shelf kind ever again. I know I don't..not anymore!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American,European
Keyword: caramel sauce
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 704kcal
Author: Bebs
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose cream - or heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a small saucepan, heat sugar over medium-high heat, while stirring from time to time, until it turns into a deep amber caramelized brown.
  • Add softened butter and whisk until well blended
  • Turn off the heat and slowly pour the cream. It will bubble a bit once the cream is added. Remove from heat but keep on stirring.
  • Add salt and stir some more.


To make Choco-Caramel Sauce:
After removing from heat, add 50g chocolate and continuously stir until chocolate is melted and is fully incorporated.
Nutrition Facts
Caramel Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 704 Calories from Fat 495
% Daily Value*
Fat 55g85%
Saturated Fat 34g170%
Cholesterol 193mg64%
Sodium 2471mg103%
Potassium 89mg3%
Carbohydrates 53g18%
Sugar 50g56%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 2100IU42%
Calcium 77mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Bebs here! I love to cook and try new things and DIY projects! And although I think of myself as a homebody, I like seeing other places from time to time.
If you are looking for a recipe and it ain't here, make a request and I will try my best to make it for you!

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