Salted Bourbon Caramel Sauce on

salted bourbon caramel sauce

  • Author: Katie Webster
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Condiment
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Simple home-made caramel sauce from scratch with sugar, water and cream. Flavored with Bourbon and salt.



  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup whipping cream
  • 2 teaspoons Bourbon
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  1. Stir sugar and water in a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan, and set over medium high heat. Do not allow flames to lick the sides of the saucepan. Cook, stirring until the sugar is dissolved, and the mixture becomes clear, and starts to bubble along the edges.
  2. Wet a pastry brush with cold water, and run along the edge of the bubbling sugar mixture, brushing down any crystals of sugar. Set a sugar thermometer on the side of the saucepan so that the indicator is submerged into the simmering sugar.
  3. Let simmer over medium to medium-high, undisturbed until the mixture starts to darken along the edges, 7 to 8 minutes. Gently swirl the pan and continue cooking until the mixture is amber colored.
  4. Quickly remove from heat and pour in whipping cream and Bourbon. The mixture will bubble vigorously. Whisk in salt. If mixture is not smooth. Set over medium heat, whisking until smooth, about 1 minute.


  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 24 g
  • Sodium: 148 mg
  • Fat: 6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 24 g
  • Fiber: 0 g
  • Protein: 0 g

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