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How to Make Homemade Caramel

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We’re breaking down exactly how to make homemade caramel. Rich and delicious, this easy caramel sauce is perfect for all sorts of recipes! We took out any guess work with step by step photos so you’ll know exactly how to make caramel like a pro!

We’re breaking down exactly how to make homemade caramel. Rich and delicious, this easy caramel sauce is perfect for all sorts of recipes! We took out any guess work with step by step photos so you’ll know exactly how to make caramel like a pro!

  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups caramel 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups caramel 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american
Scale:
  • Author: Sarah | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/4 cups caramel 1x
  • Category: sauce
  • Method: stovetop
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. In a heavy bottomed sauce pan, heat the sugar on medium low heat until its completely melted, swirling the pan gently every 20 seconds or so. The sugar will start to form clumps before melting slowly. Be patient and keep an eye on it to make sure it does not burn.
  2. Once melted, remove from heat immediately and stir in the butter. The mixture will violently bubble. You’re doing it right.
  3. Next, pour in the heavy cream and 1/2 teaspoon of the sea salt. Stir until everything is combined. Taste a spoonful of cooled caramel. If desired add the remaining sea salt to taste!
  4. Pour into small bowl or cup and allow to cool completely before using.*
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Notes

  • Make sure you use a high quality butter! Caramel is made from so few ingredients that the butter and cream’s quality really shines through!
  • For thicker caramel, only add 1/3 cup of cream!
  • Feel free to add any additions you like at the the end. We love to add a teaspoon of vanilla extract, cinnamon, ginger…the options are endless!
  • Caramel can be stored in an air tight container in the fridge for 1 month or in the freezer for 3 months!