Caramel Sauce Recipes

Homemade caramel sauce is a quick and easy topping for ice cream, cake, or whatever you're craving. Learn how to make caramel sauce with our top recipes.

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Oh-So-Easy Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.48 stars
This is a rich, sweet caramel sauce that can be made at the last minute that is great on bread pudding, gingerbread, apple pie, chopped apples, ice cream, and anything else you want to put it on.

Caramel Apple Bundt® Cake

To make this cake, first make a homemade caramel sauce which you then incorporate into the batter and use as a topping! You'll probably have extra sauce; but no worries—it's great on ice cream. too!

Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.41 stars
Yes, it's true -- caramel sauce can be this easy.

Skor® Creamy Caramel Dip

Rating: 4.66 stars
This quick and easy recipe can be made in advance and is sure to be a hit. My sister made it for a dinner party and it did not last too long!!

Caramel Apple Dip

Rating: 4.71 stars
Sinfully delicious! Sprinkle with nuts and use as a dip for your favorite apples!

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.03 stars
This is an easy and yummy salted caramel sauce. Perfect for topping any dessert.

How to Make Dulce de Leche

Rating: 4.5 stars
This is basically sweet, caramelized milk. It's so easy and so delicious. I like it better than caramel sauce on anything you'd use caramel sauce, such as on ice cream, toast, cookies, cakes, brownies, or to pour on people.

Salted Caramel Sauce

Rating: 4.35 stars
It may be blasphemy to say that hot fudge isn't the ultimate warm ice cream topping, but after tasting this amazing salted caramel sauce, that's exactly what I'm suggesting.

Dulce de Leche con Leche Condensada

Rating: 4.71 stars
Also simply known as caramel, dulce de leche is loved throughout Latin America. Use this easy dulce de leche to make your favorite treats - from banoffee pie to millionaire's shortbread.

Caramel for Apples

Rating: 4.02 stars
Awesome caramel for dipping apples, bananas etc. Great for topping on ice cream too.

Pecan Caramel Sauce

Rating: 3.8 stars
Yummy and easy caramel pecan sauce. Serve over ice cream, apples, or pumpkin cake.

Toffee Sauce

Rating: 4.71 stars
This is a great sauce for ice cream topping, or for a fruit fondue. Can also be used for topping cakes, as it thickens when it cools. Serve warm over ice cream, or place in fondue pot over low heat to keep warm and dip apples, pears, pineapple, strawberries, bananas, and orange wedges.

Inspiration and Ideas

Salted Caramel Sauce
"First thing you need to know about this recipe is PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT! Chef John makes it look very easy." – Vanessa Fregoso
Manjar (Dulce de Leche) from Scratch
This authentic Chilean recipe takes time to make: whole milk caramelizes slowly with sugar for a delicious sauce to enjoy with all kinds of pastries and desserts.

Manjar (Dulce de Leche) from Scratch

Rating: 3.76 stars

This is one hundred percent Chilean. It is a sort of caramel that can be found everywhere in Chile. Actually, most pastrymaking in my country has manjar in it. The truth is that one can eat manjar anytime during the day and in many different ways: with bread, cheese, cookies and, my favorite, with meringue. Some of my foreign friends love it, some others hate it, so I guess you must give it a try and judge then.