Gluten free Salted Caramel Sauce

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

It has been said that the people of the world are divided into two categories – sweet lovers and salt lovers. Ok, I probably just made up the fact that this has been said. Besides, it is probably not even true.

I am a person who likes both sweet and salty but really LOVES the combination of sweet and salty.

Salted caramel is the perfect example. Sure I like chocolate but if I had to choose between chocolate and salted caramel – well, bye-bye chocolate. (Fortunately, I don’t have to choose!)

I have made a lot of versions of caramel in a variety of desserts. Easy Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting, Refined Sugar Free Salted Caramel Cupcakes, and Flourless Date Cake with Caramel Sauce just to name a few. But this time I am posting the Gluten Free Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe I use for honest to goodness, old fashioned, amazing, made from scratch salted caramel sauce.

Caramelized sugar (which is not as difficult as it sounds), butter, heavy cream, and salt – seriously? What’s not to love?

Eat this stuff drizzled on ice cream, over apple pie, on top of cake, right off the spoon …

Recipe Notes: I use Wholesome! organic sugar – it has a more mellow flavor than the white, bleached stuff. Make sure you use sea salt or in a pinch (pardon the pun) use kosher salt, but please, please, please do not use table salt – it is much too sharp. I always use organic cream and butter.

Gluten Free Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Gluten free Salted Caramel Sauce
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Gluten Free Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Cooling time10 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 1 cups
Calories: 1057kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More


  • 1 cup Wholesome! organic sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1½– 2 teaspoons good quality sea salt or kosher salt


  • Have all your ingredients measured and ready to go before starting this recipe. Combine the sugar and water in a large, deep, heavy saucepan and place over medium-high heat. Once the sugar starts to liquefy, whisk it vigorously and continue whisking until it starts to boil. Stop whisking as soon as it starts to boil. Continue to boil the sugar until it becomes a deep amber color, like an old penny. As the sugar caramelizes, gently swirl the pan now and again to ensure even caramelization.
  • Take the pan off the heat and quickly whisk in the butter. Carefully add the cream slowly while whisking. (The mixture will expand considerably and may bubble and spurt, so stand back while doing this or wear an oven mitt.) Stir in the salt. Let the mixture cool in the pan for 10 minutes then pour into a glass jar with a lid. Let cool completely and store, covered, in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • To reheat the sauce for serving, remove the lid from the jar and microwave for a few seconds or remove the lid from the jar and place the jar in a pan of simmering water until warm.


Nutrition Facts
Gluten Free Salted Caramel Sauce Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1057 Calories from Fat 531
% Daily Value*
Fat 59g91%
Saturated Fat 37g185%
Cholesterol 188mg63%
Sodium 2363mg98%
Potassium 59mg2%
Carbohydrates 135g45%
Sugar 133g148%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 2100IU42%
Calcium 61mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  2. Carole
    June 12, 2016


    1. Gluten Free & More
      June 13, 2016

      You can always make dairy-free whipped cream using the cream from the top of a can of full-fat coconut milk! :)

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  9. Tamara
    October 13, 2019

    Something is wrong. 16T butter? We made and it was all butter taste. Not caramel. No spitting when we got to the cream. Bummed. Trying to figure out what to do with all that caramel butter basically!! It’s ALOT.

    1. Gluten Free & More
      October 14, 2019

      Hi Tamara,

      Where exactly did you see 16T butter? I’m looking at the recipe and it says “4 tablespoons unsalted butter” in the ingredients list. Please let me know where you see 16T so I can correct this, if needed.


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