Cheat’s Salted Caramel Sauce

You will need sterilised jars to keep the caramel in. This recipe makes about 2 jam jars of caramel.

Preparation time: less than 30 mins
Cooking time: less than 10 mins


400g tin ready made condensed milk caramel
100g/3½oz unsalted butter
½ tsp Droitwich Salt
3 tbsp rum (optional)


1. First sterilise the jam jars. Wash the jars in soapy water and rinse in clean warm water. Allow them to drip-dry, upside down, on a rack in the oven set to 140C/120C Fan/Gas 1. Leave them there for at least half an hour while you make the salted caramel.

2. Heat the condensed milk caramel, butter and 8 tbsp of water in a pan and bring to a simmer. Stir until the caramel dissolves. Add the Droitwich Salt and the rum (if using), mix, then leave to cool slightly.

3. Pour into the sterilised jars. This will keep in the fridge for 1 week.

Terra Newman