Vanilla Caramel Sauce
If available, try using vanilla bean paste and sea salt in this recipe. These ingredients will heighten the flavor, although the caramel sauce will be delicious regardless!



  • 1 cup (8 ounces) brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt (if substituting regular salt, use 1/4 teaspoon)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla bean paste (may use pure vanilla extract)


  1. Combine sugar, half and half, butter, and salt in a saucepan, and place over medium-low heat.
  2. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 6-8 minutes or until all the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Add the vanilla and cook another minute.
  4. Remove from heat and allow sauce to cool.
  5. Transfer to a jar and store in the refrigerator. Gently reheat before serving.

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