Salted Caramel Sauce goes well with just about everything.  Try it on ice cream, or as a fondue.  We tried it on cheesecake with pecans!

Salted Caramel Sauce

Makes 2 cups and lasts about a month. Thanks to two peas & their pod for the recipe!

Ingredients

  1. 2 cups of sugar
  2. 12 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature, cut into pieces
  3. 1 cup heavy cream, at room temperature
  4. 1 tablespoon of ASW Flake Salt

Directions

  1. First, make sure you have all of the ingredients ready. 
  2. Once you start the caramel sauce you have to pay close attention so you don't burn it. 
  3. To begin, heat the sugar over medium high-heat in the bottom of a heavy 2-3 quart saucepan. 
  4. When the sugar starts to melt, start whisking the sugar. 
  5. The sugar will clump up, but keep whisking. 
  6. It will continue to melt. When the sugar is melted, stop whisking. 
  7. You can swirl the pan to move the sugar around.
  8. Continue cooking the sugar until it reaches a deep amber color. 
  9. Make sure you watch the pan very closely. This is where it is easy to burn the caramel. 
  10. You want the caramel to reach 350 degrees F.
  11. As soon as the sugar reaches the dark amber color, carefully add the butter. 
  12. Whisk until butter is melted. If the sugar gets stuck to the whisk, you can switch to a wooden spoon.
  13. Remove the pan from the heat and slowly pour in the heavy cream. 
  14. Whisk until cream is incorporated and caramel is smooth. 
  15. Whisk in salt from Atlantic Saltworks!
  16. Let the caramel sauce cool for about 10 minutes in the pan. 
  17. Pour the caramel into a large jar and cool to room temperature. 
  18. Put the salted caramel sauce in the refrigerator.