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SIMPLE Salted Caramel Dessert Topping

  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 12 minutes


  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream (warmed)
  • ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter (cut into pieces)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract


  1. In a stainless steel saucepan, combine the sugar, salt and 1 Tablespoon water.
  2. Do not stir until a caramel starts to form, approx 4 minutes.
  3. Add the cut up butter and allow it to melt. The mixture will foam and become bubbly. Stir or whisk.
  4. Continue to cook approximately 2-3 minutes.
  5. Slowly incorporate the cream, continuing to stir.
  6. Take it off the heat and add the vanilla.
  7. Let cool slightly.
  8. Serve immediately or store in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks in airtight sealed container.
  9. To reheat, cook for 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Stir and heat for an additional 10 seconds or longer if necessary.


  • Serving Size: 2 1/2 cups

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