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salted caramel sauce recipe

Brown Butter Salted Caramel Sauce

The best caramel sauce that is flavorful and super delicious. The brown butter really adds an intense flavor to this caramel.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword caramel, caramel sauce, salted caramel sauce
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Author Joanna Stephens



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp coarse sea salt optional



  1. In a small frying pan, add your butter. Let this melt, stirring occaisionally. It will then foam and then turn an amber brown color. Then, remove it from the heat.

  2. Next, add sugar to a large frying pan. On medium-low heat, let this melt until it turns a brown caramel-like color.

  3. Add in your browned butter, and whisk this together for about 1 minute. Then, remove the caramel from the heat.

  4. Slowly, pour the heavy whipping cream into the caramel, whisking continuously. Once all the cream has been mixed in and the caramel sauce is smooth, pour it into a jar or bowl, and enjoy!