Salted Caramel Pie

5 from 9 votes
17 Comments

This post may contain affiliate links. See our disclosure policy.

Salted caramel pie might just be your new favorite dessert, especially if you love salted caramel chocolates (and who doesn’t!?). The combination of rich chocolate, buttery caramel, and sea salt is irresistible!

Salted caramel pie on a black plate.
Featured with this recipe
  1. What Ingredients are in a Salted Caramel Pie?
  2. Homemade Oreo Crust
  3. How to Make Caramel
  4. Tips, Add-ins, and Substitutions for Salted Caramel Pie
  5. What Our Readers Say
  6. Frequently Asked Questions about Caramel Pie
  7. Storing Pie
  8. More Easy Pie Recipes
  9. Salted Caramel Pie Recipe

This salted caramel pie is the perfect combination of everything sweet, savory, and oh, so good! Simple ingredients for a simple pie! This pie is perfect because it isn’t fluffy, or cream-filled, or fruity. Just rich, chocolate, caramel goodness.

The bottom layer is an Oreo pie crust filled with caramel and topped with a chocolate ganache then sprinkled with a little sea salt. You are going to love the ganache layer, I have a cheat that makes this layer so incredibly easy to make. You will be putting it on everything!

What Ingredients are in a Salted Caramel Pie?

No oven is needed in making this salted caramel pie! It is that simple! You only need a few ingredients to make this sweet dessert. You will love have simple this pie is and how quickly it comes together!

  • A pre-made Oreo pie crust – You could try to make your own, but buying one from the grocery store is so much easier!
  • 75 wrapped caramels – To be honest, unwrapping these may be the hardest part of making the entire pie. This is a good job for tiny, nimble hands! Have your kids wash up and task them with this part.
  • Heavy cream – This will thicken the pie and create a creamy, rich salted caramel sauce.
  • Sea salt – The combination of chocolate, caramel, and sea salt is absolutely amazing! I used a coarse sea salt to add texture on top.
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips – Melt chocolate chips in a large bowl in the microwave. Stir together until creamy.

Homemade Oreo Crust

Still keep this recipe simple without using too many ingredients! This Oreo crust will taste even better than the store bought and easy to make.

  1. If you are wanting to make your own Oreo crust, place a package of Oreo into a food processor and pulse until combined in a fine mixture.
  2. Add melted butter and press firmly into a pie plate covering the whole area.

How to Make Caramel

If you don’t have wrapped caramels on-hand. Simply boil condensed milk until is caramelizes. It will turn a light brown color. Once it caramelizes, pour into a pan and let the caramel setup or add it directly to the pie.

Tips, Add-ins, and Substitutions for Salted Caramel Pie

  • Substitute the crust for a graham cracker crumbs and enjoy a little different flavor.
  • Whisk in vanilla extract to the caramel. Add a little more flavor to the pie!
  • Using a saucepan on medium-high heat, slowly stir the caramel until smooth and creamy. You can do this with the chocolate too.

What Our Readers Say

Still on the fence? Here’s what some of our readers have had to say about this salted caramel pie recipe.

“”That’s what I call a dessert! The proportion crust: caramel: chocolate topping is PERFECT and I am seriously drooling over this!”

-Denisse

“Wow, such a nice pie recipe. And no baking nor cooking (other than some microwave, but that doesn’t count) is involved! You are such a genius. Thanks for sharing.”

-Anita

“I think I’ve died and gone to heaven – is this real?! So so good!!!”

-Ashley

Frequently Asked Questions about Caramel Pie

How many cups of caramels?

75 caramels is about 3 cups or about 16.5 ounces.

Why is it called salted caramel?

Caramel candies are made from boiling sugar until it turns a light brown color. Add in cream, butter, and vanilla that will create a creamy caramel. Let the caramel cool and it will become chewy and moveable.

Is fudge and caramel the same?

Yes! Fudge is a highly grained caramel texture that has a high sugar crystal content and a moisture content that is in the normal range. The combination make a softer texture that breaks down to form a caramel.

Storing Pie

This pie is so easy to store in the refrigerator. Simply cover and set in the fridge for 5 to 7 days. When ready to serve, set out on counter until it reaches room temperature.

More Easy Pie Recipes

Pie is so easy to make and always a crowd pleaser! Try these favorite pie recipes that have all the flavor!

Salted Caramel Pie Original

Salted Caramel Pie

5 from 9 votes
If you love salted caramel chocolates, then this Salted Caramel Pie is going to be your new favorite pie.  The combination of caramel with sea salt is irresistible!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Video

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Ganache:

Instructions

  • Unwrap the caramels into a medium size, microwave safe bowl. Add the cream and salt to the caramels and microwave in 30 second increments, stirring each time.
  • When the caramel is melted together and smooth, pour it into the Oreo pie crust and let it cool completely at room temperature. (I let mine cool overnight).
  • Once the caramel has set you can make the ganache. In a microwave safe bowl add the ½ c. heavy cream and microwave on high for about 1 and ½ minutes, or until the cream just begins to boil on the edges of the bowl. 
  • Remove and immediately add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate chips completely melt and are all stirred in- leaving a creamy chocolate.
  • Pour the chocolate over the caramel and let sit at room temperature for a few hours until the chocolate sets up.
  • Before serving, sprinkle each slice of pie with a little sea salt.

Notes

How to Store Salted Caramel Pie

This pie is so easy to store in the refrigerator. Simply cover and set in the fridge for 5 to 7 days. When ready to serve, set out on counter until it reaches room temperature.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 606kcalCarbohydrates: 88gProtein: 7gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 361mgPotassium: 385mgFiber: 2gSugar: 72gVitamin A: 380IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 2mg

Did you try this recipe?

Share It on Instagram!

Mention @favoritefamilyrecipes or tag #favoritefamilyrecipes!

Share This With the World

PinYummly

About the author

Emily Walker

Emily lives in Meridian, Idaho, with her husband, Beau, a physician assistant, and her three incredible children: a son and two daughters. Travel is one of her favorite ways to experience new cultures and cuisines, and she has a love for all things Disney.

More about Emily Walker

Similar Recipes

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published.

How many stars would you give this recipe?




Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing salted caramel pie recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

    1. I want to make this for Christmas eve but im always trying to put my own twist on a good recipe. This being said, what is you opinion on putting some cinnamon or regular graham crackers spun in a food processor in the middle of the caramel to give it one more layer of texture and flavor?

  2. 5 stars
    Wow, such a nice pie recipe. And no baking nor cooking (other than some microwave, but that doesn’t count) is involved! You are such a genius. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. 5 stars
    That’s what I call a dessert! The proportion crust:caramel:chocolate topping is PERFECT and I am seriously drooling over this!

    1. I haven’t tried storing it in the fridge before. The ganache should be fine, but I think the caramel might get a little stiff. Maybe let it sit out on the counter for a few hours before serving? Let me know if that works!

  4. OMG! How do you all stay so beautiful with all of these great recipes? You must not be eating them! I just found another Holiday Recipe that’s sure to be a hit-but I’ll be packing on the pounds with this one! Thanks a lot!