Salted caramel sauce


this post contains sugar and corn syrup.

Luckily for me….i had a glass {or three} of fine wine on hand .

I realize the Holidays are now over but you might want the recipe for future use…..

because really…..

i was just thinking i needed to gain a few more pounds and then all would be right in the world.
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream 

 1/2 vanilla bean, split lengthwise

1/2 cup sugar

2 tablespoons light corn syrup

4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2″ cubes

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt


I used local Hawaiian sugar and vanilla beans from our farmers market to make the sauce extra special…but honestly…

your local store bought sugar and vanilla beans will be just as good.


Place the cream in a small pitcher or small bowl.

Scrape in the seeds from the vanilla bean into the cream and set aside.

Have a glass of wine.

Stir sugar, corn syrup, and 2 tablespoons water in a heavy saucepan over medium heat until sugar dissolves. Increase heat to medium-high; boil, occasionally swirling pan, until deep amber color forms, 5–6 minutes.

The deep amber is the most important step….because if it’s not deep amber…then you will need to pour another glass of

wine because you messed up the whole entire batch. There is a fine line between deep amber and burned sugar….

so keep a watch on it…..and as soon as it looks deep amber…you are good to go.

{it took me two tries to get it right… have lots of wine on hand}

Remove from heat; gradually add vanilla cream (mixture will bubble vigorously). Whisk over medium heat until smooth and thick, about 5 minutes.

I always get nervous because it’s really clumpy….but keep whisking it over medium heat till it’s all thick…

trust me….

it takes some time.

Once it’s thick…remove from heat…then whisk in butter and salt.

Strain into a heatproof bowl. Let cool slightly….and try not to eat the whole batch in one sitting.

Salted Caramel is fabulous over vanilla ice cream….or apple pie……the ideas are endless….and it keeps if refrigerated

for up to 2 weeks.

{i’ve never let it go more than two weeks so i can’t promise what will happen….}

These make great hostess gifts…..for any occasion…seriously….or just eat it all up in one sitting.


I ordered my biodegradable spoons from {here} 

my twine from {here} 

the jars are from good ole Walmart and i printed the labels.

Happy new year ….to you!


  1. I was waiting for this! Thank you for sharing! Such a great gift idea…all year around…to give to my skinny friends who could use to gain a few! 😉

  2. I was waiting for this one! Thank you.

  3. yum!!!!!!

  4. Thank You, Thank You for this!! Wishing you and your Hawaiian family a Happy 2012!


  6. Sara Mackenzie says:

    Did u send me mine yet?! 😉

  7. I’m soooo glad you posted this…Pinning it for future use! 🙂

    Happy New Year!!!

  8. Thanks for sharing. Happy New Year to you and your family! Florence

  9. yay! I’m so excited you posted this! Thanks kasey!

  10. you are becoming domestic before my very eyes


    where’s my invite to Hawaii?

  11. Good morning, and thank you for the recipe. I haven’t had much luck with caramel sauces before, maybe it was because I didn’t have the wine! Anyway, about how much does this make? I was estimating maybe 2 cups? I’m gonna give a try this time with wine!

  12. I’ve enjoyed visiting y’alls blog, it’s lovely and can I just tell you…this “salted caramel sauce” has my name written all over it. I tried making homemade caramels one day and didn’t cook it long enough and ended up caramel sauce and found that I liked it better. The contrast between salty and sweet is always good.

  13. Your new header is so beautiful. Enjoy your new year and beyond out there! Miss seeing you!

  14. Love you new header banner!

  15. Did you know where to buy this sauce ? It look so delicious and have look like it has a unique taste. Love caramel !

  16. I could take a bath in salted caramel! Should be in its own special little sweet, creamy, buttery food group. Can’t wait to try this. You should try this in Salted caramel filled cupcakes with salted caramel frosting…yum!

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