6 Minute Salted Caramel Sauce

6-Minute Small Batch Salted Caramel Sauce


  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • ½ cup light brown sugar packed
  • ¼ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, whisk together butter, brown sugar, heavy cream, and salt.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat. Simmer for 5 minutes – whisking frequently.
  3. Whisk in vanilla, and then remove from heat.
  4. Pour caramel sauce into heatproof jar and allow it to cool.

Recipe Notes

This sauce will burn easily if not consistently whisked. Do not leave unattended while cooking. The sauce will thicken as it cools. It is perfect for dipping apples, pouring over warm apple desserts, ice cream, or using in various fall recipes that call for caramel.