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Elevate Your Desserts with Honey Caramel Sauce: A Delightful Twist on Classic Caramel

If you're a fan of caramel but looking for a healthier, more natural alternative, look no further! Our Honey Caramel Sauce recipe is a game-changer, replacing traditional sugar with the golden goodness of honey. Not only does this substitution make the caramel healthier (I mean as healthy as you can get with caramel), but it also brings a unique flavor profile to your desserts.

The Sweetness of Honey

Honey is a natural sweetener, offering a distinct sweetness that sets it apart from regular sugar. It's not just about the taste; honey adds a rich and nuanced flavor to the caramel that pairs beautifully with a variety of desserts.

Honey Caramel Sauce Recipe

*This recipe is a small batch and makes about ¾ cup of caramel sauce. If you would like more than that you can double the recipe.


  • 25g (1/4 cup) of butter

  • 100g (1/2 cup) honey

  • 1/2 cup heavy cream

  • Pinch of sea salt (adjust to taste)


  1. Prepare the Ingredients: Measure out the honey, heavy cream, and butter.

  2. Combine Honey and Butter: In a saucepan, melt the butter with the honey over medium heat.

  3. Simmer the Mixture: Let the mixture simmer for about 5-7 minutes, stirring continuously until it thickens and develops a caramel-like consistency. Be cautious to avoid burning the mixture.

  4. Add Cream and Vanilla: Slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring. Continue to stir until the heavy cream is incorporated. Bring back to a boil.

  5. Adjust Seasoning: Take the mixture off the heat and stir in the sea salt to taste, giving the caramel a perfect balance of sweetness and saltiness.

  6. Cool and Serve: Allow the honey caramel sauce to cool slightly before using ot pour it into a jar or container for easy serving and storage.

How to Enjoy Honey Caramel Sauce

This delightful Honey Caramel Sauce can be enjoyed in numerous ways, enhancing the flavors of various desserts. Here are some suggestions to make the most of this delicious creation:

  • Drizzle over Pies: Elevate the taste of your favorite pies by generously drizzling this honey caramel sauce over the top. It pairs beautifully with apple, pecan, or pumpkin pies. A great pie to put this on is apple! I put it on my apple crumble pie recipe and love it! Check it out here!

  • Pour over Ice Cream: Transform a simple scoop of ice cream into a gourmet treat by pouring a warm drizzle of honey caramel sauce over the top. The contrast of hot and cold is simply divine.

  • Enhance Coffees or Teas: Add a spoonful of honey caramel sauce to your coffee or tea for a sweet and flavorful twist. Stir it in and enjoy a caramel-infused beverage.

  • Dress up Other Desserts: Use this honey caramel sauce as a topping for cakes, cupcakes, or any other dessert that could use a sweet and creamy caramel accent.

This honey caramel sauce is not only a healthier alternative, but it also brings a delightful change in flavor that's sure to please your taste buds. Enjoy experimenting with it and creating mouth-watering desserts that will impress friends and family alike!

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