Maple Salted Caramel Sauce

A deliciously sweet recipe for a classic Canadian dessert that needs to be tried!

Maple Salted Caramel Sauce is made from blending pure maple syrup and unsalted butter. The result is a complex, rich taste that pairs perfectly with fresh fruit such as strawberries or apples for an explosion of flavor in your mouth.

The “maple caramel sauce no cream” is a sweet, rich and creamy sauce that has been made with maple syrup, brown sugar and butter. It’s a perfect addition to desserts like pancakes, waffles, ice cream or even oatmeal.

I’ve used salted caramel in a variety of dishes. I’m completely enamored with it. It’s ooey, sweet, salty, and completely addictive.

But, with autumn just around the verge (what, September is tomorrow?! ), I’ve been craving seasonal tastes. From May onwards, I eagerly anticipate the arrival of autumn treats. The flavors are simply incredible.

So I went to my cooktop and created the BEST salted caramel sauce recipe with genuine maple syrup. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s the most brilliant thing I’ve done in a long time. 

It tastes just like those small maple sweets fashioned like maple leaves, except stickier and meltier.

If you’ve ever tried maple ice cream, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Finished with a liberal dusting of salt.

Things this may be used for/on:

-Brownies -Ice cream -Butter toast (omg) -Coffee in the morning -…like anything and anything else


How to make salted caramel sauce at home

Making homemade maple caramel may seem to be a difficult chore, but it’s really fairly simple. However, there are a few things to bear in mind!

First and foremost, none of the components in this recipe may be substituted. The use of full-fat heavy cream and authentic maple syrup is a must. Salted butter enhances the saltiness of this caramel sauce and should be used in conjunction with genuine salt for the best results.

You must also supervise this salted caramel sauce, as easy as it is. Do not leave the stove to measure out the other ingredients, pet your dog, or do anything else. If you’re not cautious, caramel may burn!

Finally, the butter will bubble up a lot when added to the maple syrup and sugar combination. This is perfectly normal and exactly what you want, so don’t freak out if your caramel sauce looks like a failed scientific experiment for a moment.

When you’re ready to use it again, plop your homemade maple salted caramel sauce into a jar and microwave it for a few seconds.

Side note: Next week, I’ll be sharing a recipe for a very fantastic Salted Caramel Maple Apple Pie that utilizes this recipe instead of standard apple pie filling. It’ll be incredible. Happy almost-September, everyone!



  • 1/2 cup maple syrup, pure (the real stuff)
  • 1/2 cup sugar (granulated)
  • 4 tblsp butter (salted)
  • 1 quart thick cream
  • a quarter teaspoon of salt


  1. Combine maple syrup and granulated sugar in a medium saucepan over low heat. Cook for 7 minutes on low heat, stirring every 20 seconds or so.
  2. Add the butter and mix well (bubbles may form). Continue to cook for another 2 minutes, stirring every 20 seconds.
  3. Combine the heavy cream and the salt in a mixing bowl. Cook for a further 5 minutes. Continue to stir!
  4. When the caramel has thickened and coated the back of a spoon, it is ready.
  5. Allow for some cooling time before transferring to the jar. Reheat your caramel in the microwave for 30 seconds when you’re ready to use it!

More salted caramel recipes may be found at:

Brownies with Salted Caramel

Chocolate Tart with Salted Caramel

Brownie with Salted Caramel Skillet

Churros with Apple Cider and Salted Caramel Dipping Sauce

Salted Caramel Macarons with Chai Spice

Maple Salted Caramel Sauce is a sweet, caramel sauce made with maple syrup and sea salt. It’s perfect for topping ice cream or pancakes. Reference: maple syrup caramel vegan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does maple syrup caramelize?

Whats the difference between caramel sauce and butterscotch sauce?

A: Caramel sauce is typically made with sugar, water or milk along with butter. Butterscotch sauces are typically made up of butterscotch and cream.

Is maple syrup and caramel syrup same?

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