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Homemade Caramel Sauce

Ditch the store-bought jar! Homemade Caramel Sauce can be yours to drizzle over whatever you please in about 20 minutes with only 6 ingredients!

Yields 16 ounces     adjust servings

Cook Time 10m Total Time


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 6 tablespoons butter (salted or unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream


  1. Heat granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly with a whisk, rubber spatula, or wooden spoon. The sugar will clump and eventually melt into a golden-colored liquid as you continue to stir. Do not burn.
  2. Once sugar is completely melted, immediately but carefully stir in the butter for 2-3 minutes until completely melted. The sauce will bubble rapidly.
  3. Slowly and carefully drizzle in the heavy cream, continuing to stir. The mixture will once again bubble and splatter. After the cream is mixed in, allow the caramel to boil for about 1 minute, then whisk until smooth. 
  4. Remove from heat; cool about 10 minutes before using.
  5. Cover tightly in a container or mason jar and store the caramel for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator. Simply warm it slightly before using it in a recipe.


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