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rich maple syrup caramel dripping from a spoon into a glass jar

Maple Caramel

  • Author: Natalie
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: About 1 cup 1x
  • Category: Desserts
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American


This silky maple caramel sauce is a decadent treat flavored with and sweetened by maple syrup! Use it to top anything from oatmeal and pancakes to carrot cake and ice cream!



  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons heavy cream, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature, cubed


  1. In a medium saucepan with a heavy bottom, bring the maple syrup to a boil over medium heat. Allow to simmer until a candy thermometer reaches 230 F.
  2. Remove from the heat and gradually add the cream. Bring back to a boil and cook, while stirring, until smooth. Add the butter and stir until melted. Stir in salt, if using. Transfer to a bowl or jar and let cool completely.

Keywords: Maple syrup, maple caramel, maple syrup caramel, maple caramel sauce, caramel, dessert, topping, sauce