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Caramel Sauce on Spoon with Apples

10 Minute Easy Homemade Caramel Sauce

Forget the canned caramel sauce, take a few minutes to make your very own easy 10 minute caramel sauce. No candy thermometer needed. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Author Rebecca


  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract


  • Add heavy whipping cream, butter, and brown sugar to pot. Cook over medium-low heat. Stir regularly. 
  • Caramel will develop consistent bubbles and will thicken up a bit
  • Check caramel at 7 minutes, if it's thickened a bit, then take it off heat source, if not cook for 2 more minuets. Add vanilla extract, then serve or pour into a glass bottle and refrigerate to save for later.