Did you know making your own thick, store-quality salted caramel sauce is super easy and only requires four ingredients? Up your fall game with this amazing recipe, and drizzle homemade caramel sauce over those crockpot pumpkin spice lattes, cupcakes, brownies … anything you want, really!
1. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, add sugar to pan. Slowly whisk sugar until it melts and turns into a dark amber liquid. (This will take 5-6 minutes; do not leave the stove!) It will be chunky as it begins to break down but will eventually be smooth and runny.
2. Once sugar is completely melted and is a nice dark amber color, immediately add the butter and whisk quickly until melted. The mixture will splutter; watch your wrists, as the mixture is very hot.
3. Once butter is totally melted and mixed in, remove from heat. Continue whisking as you add the cream. At this point, also add chunky sea salt to taste.
4. Set aside and let cool. Pour into a heatproof container (like a mason jar) and refrigerate until ready to use (will need to nuke in the microwave or bring back to room temperature before drizzling over desired treats). Store for up to two weeks.
Makes about one 12-ounce mason jar.