Bourbon Caramel Sauce Recipe

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Brooke Published: January 19, 2021 Modified: June 1, 2021

How To Make Bourbon Caramel Sauce

The sweet and salty caramel sauce is added with a slightly bitter kick from the bourbon to make this deliciously rich bourbon caramel sauce for desserts.

Preparation: 1 minute
Cooking: 9 minutes
Total: 10 minutes



  • 1cupgranulated white sugar
  • ¼cupwater
  • ½cupheavy whipping cream,room temperature
  • ¼cupbutter,room temperature
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • 2tbspbourbon
  • 1tspfine sea salt


  1. Combine the sugar and water in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan.  Briefly stir to combine.

  2. Turn the burner on to medium-high heat. Once the sugar reaches a deep amber color, remove the saucepan from the heat and turn the burner off.

  3. Right away, begin to slowly and carefully pour the heavy cream into the sugar mixture, whisking as you pour to quickly incorporate the cream. 

  4. Add in the butter and whisk until combined. Add in the vanilla, bourbon, and sea salt, and whisk until combined.

  5. Serve immediately.  Or let the sauce cool until it reaches room temperature, then transfer the sauce to a sealed container and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.


  • Calories: 836.52kcal
  • Fat: 45.03g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.28g
  • Trans Fat: 0.93g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 12.32g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.68g
  • Carbohydrates: 101.94g
  • Sugar: 101.76g
  • Protein: 1.46g
  • Cholesterol: 142.52mg
  • Sodium: 543.00mg
  • Calcium: 47.92mg
  • Potassium: 56.79mg
  • Iron: 0.08mg
  • Vitamin A: 438.63µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.36mg
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