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Quick and easy shortcut 5 minute caramel sauce! From BakingMischief.com

Shortcut 5-Minute Caramel Sauce

Quick and easy shortcut 5-minute caramel sauce!
Course Dessert
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 16
Calories 74kcal
Author Tracy


  • 1/4 cup (2oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup (100g) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt*
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • In a small pot, over medium-high heat, combine cream, brown sugar, butter, and salt. Cook, whisking occasionally, until butter is melted and ingredients mixed.
  • Bring to a low simmer, turn heat down to medium and continue to simmer for 5 minutes, stirring every minute or so.
  • Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.


*For salted caramel, double the salt in the recipe.
Recipe makes about 1 cup of caramel sauce. Serving size is 1 tablespoon.
Sauce will keep in the refrigerator (covered) for up to two weeks.
Small-batch Information: This recipe halves cleanly, but you need to cut the simmering time to 4 minutes so the sauce doesn’t become too thick.


Calories: 74kcal