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  • Egg free
  • Gluten free
  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • Vegetarian

Perfectly sweet and salty, this salted caramel sauce recipe adds the finishing touch to all kinds of desserts.

  • Makes1, makes 1 cup
  • Cook time15 minutes
  • Prep time10 minutes, + cooling & 3 hours chilling time
Salted caramel sauce


  • 3/4 cup (165g) caster sugar
  • 75g chilled butter, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) thickened cream, at room temperature
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt flakes

Nutritional information

Per 1 tbs: Energy: 377kJ/90 Cals (4%), Protein: 0.1g (<1%), Fat: 6g (9%), Sat Fat: 4g (17%), Sodium: 37mg (2%), Carb: 10g (3%), Sugar: 10g (11%), Dietary Fibre: 0g (0%).

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  1. Step 1

    Place sugar and 1/2 cup (125ml) water in a saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring and brushing down the side of the pan with a wet pastry brush occasionally, for 5 mins or until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to high. Bring to the boil and cook, without stirring, for 10-15 mins or until dark golden in colour.

  2. Step 2

    Carefully add the butter and cook, stirring, for 2-3 mins or until butter melts and the mixture is combined (the mixture will bubble). Stir in the cream and salt until well combined. Set aside for 5 mins to cool.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer sauce to a heatproof jug or bowl. Carefully cover the surface with plastic wrap and set aside to cool completely. Place in the fridge for 3 hours or until sauce thickens.

Recipe tip

Clever storage:
Keep caramel sauce in an airtight container in fridge for up to 3 weeks or freeze for up to 3 months.

Use it up: Make a batch of Basic Scones with the remaining butter, and whip the remaining cream to serve with them