Simple Salted Caramel

Happy first official day of autumn! I love fall and everything that it brings… brightly colored foliage fluttering in the crisp breeze, crunching leaves beneath my boots, cozy scarves, and apple picking! I went to an orchard with my boyfriend last week and we had such a lovely time. All of the apples are perfectly in season right now, so if you’re thinking of picking, now’s the time.


Today’s recipe will become a staple in your autumn baking repertoire. This sweet and salty caramel takes under ten minutes to make, and you probably already have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. I used fleur de sel in my batch to make the salt flavor really light and delicate, but regular table salt would work just as well.


It’s perfect for a snack of caramel-dipped apple slices, pouring in mason jars and giving to friends and family, and for drizzling on anything from ice cream to a warm slice of pie to cinnamon-y oatmeal!


Enjoy & happy fall, y’all!



Simple Salted Caramel

Lightly adapted from Baker by NatureBaker by Nature

Prep time: 2 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes

Yield: One small mason jar of caramel, about 2/3 cup


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon fleur de sel (or whatever salt you have)
  • Splash of vanilla (1/8 teaspoon if you’re a measurer)

To bake 

  1. In a small pan over medium-high heat, melt together the butter, brown sugar, heavy cream. and salt while constantly whisking.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil (it took me about a minute), then reduce the heat to a simmer. Continue simmering for 5 minutes, whisking often.
  3. Stir in the vanilla, then remove from heat and pour your caramel into a mason jar. Sprinkle a bit of extra salt on top, and let cool a bit before digging in!

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