An easy and versatile homemade caramel sauce that you'll want to drizzle over everything. This caramel sauce only needs 3 ingredients (4 ingredients if you want salted caramel sauce!) so there's no excuse not to make it tonight.
½teaspoonsalt, if you want salted caramel (optional)
Heat a small saucepan of sugar on medium heat until completely melts and deepens to a light brown colour.
Slowly pour in the heavy cream white constantly stirring. The mixture will bubble up immediately. Keep stirring until the cream is completely combined.
Stir in a tablespoon of butter at a time until it is completely melted and combined. If you want salted caramel sauce, stir in the salt at this time.
When the caramel becomes thick enough to part when a spatula is dragged through it and the caramel slowly oozes back together, pour it into a small container and let cool completely. When it's hot, it may seem like it's too thin and runny but it thickens up considerably as it cools.
Store caramel in the fridge and microwave for 15 second intervals to liquify before using.