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This Salted Maple Caramel Sauce is creamy, smooth and silky. It has a rich, concentrated maple flavor with a buttery finish. And it is so easy!

Salted Maple Caramel Sauce

I am super lucky that my husband and I live on the same page, but every now and again we disagree about something. One of those rare things is Maple. My Husband is “meh” about maple, whereas my blood is probably 20% maple syrup.

I love maple. All things maple. If I could live in Vermont next to a maple tree, I’d be a happy woman. So you can imagine that I turn to mush around this Salted Maple Caramel Sauce.

I could eat it by the bucket-full. With a spoon.

It’s all the things I love about salted caramel but made with maple syrup and 400x easier. It’s creamy, smooth and silky. It has a rich, concentrated maple flavor with a buttery finish.

While we’re chatting, I’ll tell you another thing my husband and I disagree about.

His new beard. As in when is he going to shave it off? Yesterday would have been great for me, but apparently my vote doesn’t carry the weight it should. I’ll have to remind him that, as a woman, I get two votes automatically.

Back to things I understand, like Salted Maple Caramel Sauce!

You can use this sauce just like you would caramel sauce: on ice cream, on fruit, on crumbles, as a filling for cupcakes, or, my personal favorite, in these Maple Caramel Pecan Bars!

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This particular batch was a thinner sauce, but you can easily make it thicker by cooking the maple syrup longer.

Salted Maple Caramel Sauce
5 from 3 ratings

Salted Maple Caramel Sauce

This Salted Maple Caramel Sauce is creamy, smooth and silky. It has a rich, concentrated maple flavor with a buttery finish. And it is so easy!
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 2 cups grade B maple syrup
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • ¼ cup sweet cream unsalted butter
  • 2 large pinches sea salt I use fleur de sel


  • Pour maple syrup in a deep pot with a thick bottom. Being to a boil over medium heat and let boil softly for ~15 minutes. Stir every few minutes with a heat proof spatula or spoon to reduce the bubbles. You will notice that the syrup will start to coat the outside of the spatula or spoon and will cool quickly into a caramel-like consistency. It will resemble candy at the softball stage.
  • Stir in the butter until it is completely melted and then add the cream, stirring constantly. It will not bubble up dangerously like caramel but it will still be very hot. Add the salt and then stir to mix.


Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 109g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 64mg | Sodium: 308mg | Potassium: 394mg | Sugar: 97g | Vitamin A: 792IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Candy & Chocolate, Dessert
Cuisine: American, French, Swiss
Calories: 638
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Salted Maple Caramel Sauce
Salted Maple Caramel Sauce

Hi, I’m Chef Lindsey!

I am the baker, recipe developer, writer, and photographer behind Chef Lindsey Farr. I believe in delicious homemade food and the power of dessert!

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  1. Oh my word girl, I totally feel the same about maple! So you can imagine how much I LOVE this! Pinning and can’t wait to make this so I could eat it by the spoonful 🙂

  2. Oh my gosh… I found your blog through a comment on another blog and I just HAD to come look at this recipe. I’m completely addicted to salted caramel and I now have about 15 different recipes in my head of what I want to pour your caramel sauce onto! 🙂

    1. Hhaha! Salted maple caramel can do that to a girl! I’m so glad you found me, Becca! I’m going to run over and check out your blog without further delay!

  3. Ha ha yes – 2 votes. My husband is not allowed facial hair. When he goes too long without shaving I just remind him of when we were dating and after a date my mom asked me if I’d been drinking grape juice because my lip was all purple (it was raw – so mortifying).

    Maple syrup blood, yes that. Pinned!

  4. Wow, I am freaking drooling over here!!! I too am at least 20% maple! My boyfriend likes the fake stuff and it drives me crazy!

  5. My husband is the same way about maple and I can NOT understand it. Yet I keep him around anyway; go figure. But with this recipe, I wouldn’t mind at all. It would just mean more for me hehehe. I am more than willing to have a hidden agenda for this.

  6. I usually could take or leave maple but I don’t know….something about this caramel sauce tells me I would TAKE ALL OF IT!

    1. Haha! It still tastes like maple! You and my husband seem to be on the same page! He didn’t see what all the fuss was about!