Thick and Creamy Caramel Sauce

This delicious, creamy caramel sauce is incredibly easy to make and is great over my cinnamon pecan bread pudding. If you’re using it with that, add in a bit of maple extract to really warm up the flavor. However, it’s just as good with plain vanilla. It tastes, looks and feels exactly like sticky, gooey caramel sauce. This low carb carmel sauce is a real crowd pleaser!


Thick and Creamy Caramel Sauce

Makes 6-8 servings. Trace net carbs per serving.


  • 4 T butter
  • 1 1/2 C sweetener (I used xylitol)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • (1 tsp. maple extract–if making maple caramel sauce)
  • 2 T heavy cream
  • 2 T water
  • Dash of salt (about 1/8 tsp.)


  1. Place butter into a medium sauce pan and melt over medium heat until it just begins to brown lightly.
  2. Add in sweetener, vanilla extract (maple extract too, if you’re doing the cinnamon pecan bread pudding), cream and water and mix well until all the sweetener is dissolved.
  3. Allow the mixture to boil over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Stir it frequently to prevent burning.
  4. Remove sauce from heat when it becomes thick (however, if you’re not using it right away, keep it slightly warm or else it will thicken to the point where you won’t be able to pour it).
  5. Use to top cakes, ice cream or other desserts. Store unused portion at room temperature for about to 72 hours.

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Leeann Teagno

Eating healthy, for me, is about more than weight loss like it used to be. It’s about controlling my blood sugar levels and obtaining normal–or relatively normal–hormone levels. I still struggle to lose weight efficiently, but eating a wheat, sugar and gluten free diet helps to control some of the problems I’ve encountered with these health issues of mine.


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