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Easy Caramel Sauce

An easy recipe for a creamy the buttery caramel sauce!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
0 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 cups
Calories: 1702kcal
Author: Eden
Cost: $6


  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk 14 ounces
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup


  • Over medium-low heat, melt the butter and brown sugar and a medium saucepan.
    butter and brown sugar in a saucepan
  • Add the sweetened condensed and corn syrup.
  • While the sauce thickens over the next 5-7 minutes, continue to gently whisk the mixture until it thickens and the sugar melts. 
    butter melting with brown sugar
  • Take it off the heat, allow it to cool a bit. It will thicken as it cools too.
    how to make caramel sauce


  • Make it ahead of time. Store it in an airtight container and leave it in the refrigerator for 1 month. You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. If you're gifting it, it can stay out for 1 day.
  • Never leave the sauce unattended. It can quickly burn, so you want to watch it closely as it's cooking.
  • For salted caramel sauce use salted butter.


Calories: 1702kcal | Carbohydrates: 281g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 63g | Saturated Fat: 40g | Cholesterol: 189mg | Sodium: 740mg | Potassium: 881mg | Sugar: 280g | Vitamin A: 1947IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 678mg | Iron: 1mg