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Easy Caramel Sauce

A cup of easy caramel sauce on a saucer with a spoon resting on top.
Easy caramel sauce. Did three words ever comfort you as much as these?! The promise of ridiculously rich, thick, gooey caramel goodness is sufficient to win us over, more so than even the sweetest of sweet nothings whispered in our ears.
Jan Moon

Prep 5 mins
Cool 15 mins
Total 20 mins
12 (2-tbsp) servings
176 kcal


  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 stick (4 oz) unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup honey


  • Bring all the ingredients to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Boil, still stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  • And, um, that’s it. Spoon the caramel sauce over anything you want or just stick a spoon in it. (You can cover and refrigerate the caramel sauce for up to 1 week. To reheat, microwave on high for 10 to 15 seconds or just until warm and stir until smooth.)