Salted Caramel. Smooth. Sweet. Salty. Creamy. I could go on and on. Let’s just say I am hooked! This caramel puff pastry recipe is really easy and really delicious.
Crisp layers of buttery puff pastry envelope a homemade salted caramel sauce and fresh whipped cream.
Even with all that buttery goodness and sweet whipped cream, the star of this pastry is most definitely the salted caramel.
Everybody deserves a decadent treat now and again, and I could easily pop to the store and buy something sweet, gooey and delicious, but by baking them myself I can rest easy knowing exactly what is in these yummy goodies.
Sugar, butter, cream and salt and 10 minutes is all you need to make this versatile salted caramel sauce. A sheet of frozen puff pastry dough and heavy cream rounds out the ingredient list.
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- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/2 + 1 cup heavy cream
- 1 tsp Windsor Table Salt
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough (thawed but cold)
- 3 tablespoons sugar
- Pour sugar into a small heavy bottom saucepan set over medium high heat.
- Stir sugar constantly until it is melted and a medium amber colour. It will first clump up into pea sized bits before finally melting and changing colour.
- Carefully add the cubes of butter. The melted sugar will foam up as you add the butter; continue stirring until the butter is completely melted, about 2 minutes.
- Slowly and carefully pour in 1/2 cup of the heavy cream, again the mixture will bubble and steam; allow it to boil for about a minute.
- Remove from heat and add the salt. Set aside to allow to cool.
- Meanwhile prepare the puff pastry by rolling it out and cutting into 4 quarters, brushing each quarter with an egg wash. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
- Remove from the refrigerator and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown and well puffed; allow to cool.
- Whip the remaining 1 cup of heavy cream and 3 tbsp sugar until stiff peaks form.
- Carefully slice the pastries in half (top to bottom) and spread the bottom half with about 1 tablespoon of salted caramel sauce and a heaping tablespoon of whipped cream. Place top with remaining pastry half.
- You can prepare the salted caramel sauce a day or two early. Simply refrigerate until ready to use and heat up in the microwave or saucepan to make it easier to spread.
Oh Maureen, now I must make this. I love salted caramel. Thank you so much for sharing it. And again, your pictures are just beautiful!
Thanks Lori! It is rather addicting.
Puneeta Chhitwal-Varma says
So delicious. I have always been hesitant to experiment with puff pastry. You are inspiring me to try it out. Thanks, Maureen.
This is definitely a good one to try if you are new to puff pastry!
Amanda @MultiTestingMom says
Wow! Does this ever sound delicious! I never kne me that making caramel sauce was that simple!
Thanks Amanda! I have been using this method to make the caramel forever. It is pretty fool proof.
Oh dear….this looks AMAZING!! thanks for sharing!!
Amanda Spackman says
Yummed, excited to try this, I love everything about it 🙂
Thank you Amanda! They are a bit addicting 🙂
Sam@Raggedy Bits says
Your recipe looks amazing! I LOVE caramel and can’t wait to try it 🙂
Julie Briggs says
Oh my….I need to try this ASAP!!
They are super easy and so worth it!!
What temperature? How do I prepare the baking sheet? Parchment? Thanks!!!
Hi Dayna! Temperature is 425 degrees and yes parchment paper is essential (in my humble opinion!)
Hi these look amazing, going to try these tomorrow can these be frozen do you know x
I have never frozen them Tracey, they never last that long ;)! But, I would give it a try if they did!!