Easy Salt Caramel Sauce

by | Dessert, Sauces Dressing

Easy salt caramel sauce, a salty sweet, gooey, decadent caramel, is so easy to make and will outshine any store-bought brand!

Rich sweet and salty caramel sauce for a variety of cooking options or a favorite fruit dip
Rich Sweet and Salty Caramel Sauce For A Variety Of Cooking Options Or A Favorite Fruit Dip

Salt Caramel Everything

While caramel apples, or salt caramel cookies might come to mind first when you think of Salt Caramel, think again! It is said that Salt Caramel should be the next brown butter for savory dishes simply because of its classic umami flavor.

Salt Caramel On Meats

Try a little salt caramel in your next glazed chicken or sticky spicy hot chicken wings. The salty sweet flavor is perfect when added to chili peppers, roasted tomatoes and any favorite slow simmered savory sauce.

Everyone knows that  pork lends itself to a sweet, sour and spicy hot sauce. Add salt caramel sauce to your favorite barbecue sauce for more flavor than you imagined. Don’t forget how fantastic those pork sauces will taste on duck meat.

salt caramel sauce always tucked in my fridge
Salt Caramel Sauce Always Tucked In My Fridge

Salt Caramel on Veggies

Imagine salt caramel on your Thanksgiving sweet potatoes. That’s right! Cut open a sweet potato, roast it in the oven for a bit, spread salt caramel into the par-baked sweet potatoes, sprinkle a smokey jalapeño powder on top and… Boom! Fantastic sweet potatoes for any meal, or maybe just alone.

Salt Caramel and Booze

Add a little bourbon or chili peppers to your salt caramel, and the possibilities are endless. Ever had a boozy salt caramel shake? OMG you don’t know what you’re missing! It’s a cocktail and dessert all in one!

Salt Caramel the Queen of Desserts

If sweets are your thing, than my Chestnut Cookies with Salt Caramel Filling are just what you will want every year for the best Christmas cookies you will ever make.

Want a quick and easy weeknight dessert? Just pull out the jar of salt caramel spread you made days ago, spread it over sliced apples and you’ve got a luscious, almost healthy dessert. After all, who doesn’t love a good ole salt caramel apple?  Go ahead, toss a few chopped peanuts over the salt caramel apples and you will swear you are at a carnival on a summer’s eve!

This recipe goes amazing on my Chestnut Cookies With Salt Caramel Filling, check out the recipe here.

Chestnut Cookies with Salt Caramel filling
Chestnut Cookies with Salt Caramel Filling

Ingredients Needed

  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Heavy cream
  • Sea salt
Come Into My Kitchen and Let’s Cook!

Equipment Needed

  • Sauce pan
  • Cooking thermometer
  • Wooden spoon
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon
  • Airtight jar
Easy Salt Caramel Sauce

Easy Salt Caramel Spread

Easy salt caramel spread, a salty sweet, gooey, decadent caramel, is so easy to make and will outshine any store-bought brand!
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Course: Dessert, Sauces
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Servings: 16 ounces
Calories: 300kcal


  • Sugar – 2 cups
  • Butter – ¾ cup, (stick and half)
  • Heavy cream – 1 cup
  • Sea salt – 1 tablespoon


  • Have cream and butter at room temperature. Place sugar in a saucepan and begin to melt on medium heat. Continue cooking the sugar for about 15 minutes or until the temperature of the sugar is no more than 350 degrees.
  • Turn off the heat. Whisk in the butter. It will sputter a bit. Add cream and whisk. Add salt. Cool 15 minutes and transfer to a jar.


  • Will keep up to one months in the fridge.
  • Nutrition

    Calories: 300kcal
    Homemade salt caramel sauce
    Homemade Salt Caramel Sauce

    My Muffin Madness


    In my family, I’ve always been known as the ‘Muffin Queen’. Out of necessity, I created muffins for breakfast, lunch, on the go snacks, sometimes dinner and a sweet yet healthyish treat for dessert!

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    Kim (Life in the Van)
    5 years ago

    This I love! The possibilities are endless. Can’t wait to try!

    5 years ago

    I love salted caramel , I have to try yours Robin it looks so yum.

    5 years ago

    Cor !!!! love it. I’m imagining that poured over a huge bowl of vanilla ice cream yummy !!!!!

    Mary Marshall
    Mary Marshall
    5 years ago


    Lynn Elliott Vining
    5 years ago

    My husband loves salt on fruit like apples, cantaloupe and watermelon! He also loves caramel. I just described this to him, and he is all in! I will be making this!

    5 years ago

    I’m bringing honeycrisp apple slices luv! Miss Pea you’re always outdoing yourself! Just divine! xo

    Steve @ the black peppercorn

    This caramel looks great and is perfect for halloween! Love this recipe.


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