Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Don’t even think you have tasted the best thing ever if you have never had bourbon salted caramel sauce. I am not even a bourbon fan, and then I tasted this. To describe it would be to say imagine if butter, bourbon and caramel all went on a 3 week vacation, and met a sprinkle of salt. Yep, that is how it tastes. I have not ever been on a 3 week vacation, but I can only imagine it is about as good as this!

Okay, let’s get serious. Just for a minute. This sauce is so good, you can put it on just about anything. Bruce created it to get drizzled over these BOURBON PECAN CHOCOLATE CHIP BLONDIES, and wow, was that a good idea! Of course, we had to top the blondies with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream first. Then we warmed the sauce, and drizzled it over the whole thing. No regrets.

A small mason jar with bourbon salted caramel sauce and blondies

Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Course: Stove top
Cuisine: Stove top
Keyword: Stove top
Servings: 3 cups
Author: theperksofbeingus


Ingredients for Bourbon Caramel Sauce:

  • 2 cups dark brown sugar packed
  • 1 ½ cups unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tbls bourbon
  • 2 teaspoon sea salt


  • Instructions for Bourbon Caramel Sauce
  • Stir the brown sugar and butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook for about 10 minutes the mixture thickens. Whisk frequently.  
  • Add in heavy cream, vanilla, and bourbon. Gently whisk. Raise the heat and bring the mixture to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. 
  • Remove from the heat and whisk in the salt. Cool in the pan for about 10 mins. 
  • Pour the sauce into a jar and cool completely until ready to use. 
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

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  2. Cindy Reply

    5 stars
    The Salted Caramel Bourbon Sauce, was quick and easy. I chose this because I wanted one with Brown Sugar. The sauce came out creamy without grittiness. I used an Airport/ MiniBar bottle size of a good quality Bourbon and the flavor was mild but excellent. I am certain I cooked off the alcohol because the alcohol smell is gone, but the earthy flavors are not.
    I am making a peaches and cream refrigerator cake and the sauce will be in a layer, with a drizzle on top. I will save the rest because in about 8 days apple season will begin and I can see several uses. This a definite keeper. I only altered it slightly, more Bourbon because I don’t drink it, so used it. And I let it cook a bit longer after the 2 minute boil, on a medium low heat to thicken just a bit more because of the extra liquid. The texture is smooth and rich. Again it is a recipe worth repeating.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      We are so glad that you liked this recipe! The peaches and cream refrigerator cake sounds yummy! Bruce just made a batch of this caramel sauce for brownies and homemade ice cream last weekend, and it was tasty!

      Thank you for your kind words!

      Dina and Bruce

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