Recipe: 4-Minute Microwave Caramel Sauce

4 minute caramel apple sauce

To satisfy your sweet tooth, try topping your favorite skinny desserts with our 4-Minute Microwave Caramel Sauce! You only need four minutes, four ingredients and a microwave for success with this recipe.


4 minute caramel apple sauce

4 minute caramel apple sauce

4 minute caramel apple sauce

Pro tip: Use this easy caramel sauce on our Caramel Apple Bites and Caramel Apple Cinnamon Crepes (shown below)!

Recipe: 4-Minute Microwave Caramel Sauce

Prep time: Less than 5 minutes

Cook time: 4 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Serving size: 1 tablespoon


2 tablespoons unsalted butter

½ cup brown sugar

¼ cup half & half

¼ teaspoon vanilla


    In a glass bowl or measuring cup, melt the butter in the microwave.

    When melted, whisk in the sugar and half & half and microwave for 2 minutes.

    Add the vanilla and whisk the caramel together again, then microwave for an additional 2 minutes.

    Allow to cool, then transfer to a sealable glass jar to store it.

Nutrition Information

Per Serving: (1 tablespoon)

Calories: 80

Calories from fat: 33

Fat: 4g

Saturated Fat: 2g

Cholesterol: 10mg

Sodium: 3mg

Carbohydrates: 12g

Fiber: 0g

Sugar: 12g

Protein: 0g

WWP+: 2

SmartPoints: 4

The nutrition content of recipes on has been calculated by Registered Dietitian, Jessica Penner, of Smart Nutrition.