Easy Caramel Sauce Recipes

Fast Caramel Sauce

This recipe is quick and easy for those that don't want to caramelize sugar from scratch. It's sometimes called Brown Sugar Sauce.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup Dark brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp Butter - cut into 4 - 6 pieces
  • 1/2 cup Heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 pinch Salt - optional


  1. Using a heavy (thick) bottom 3 qt sauce pan over medium-low heat, add all ingredients and bring to a broil stirring frequently with a whisk or spatula.

  2. Continue boiling for 5 - 6 minutes stirring continuously allowing the caramel to thicken. Don't overcook or over heat as this may cause the caramel to burn.

  3. Remove from heat and allow to rest for 5 or more minutes.