Werther’s Original
Salted Caramel Pudding

Salted Caramel Pudding

A simple showstopper! Individual salted caramel custard jars topped with chocolate sauce, garnished with flakey salt.


Intermediate Difficulty


  • 48 (10.8 ounces) Werther’s Original Chewy Caramels, unwrapped
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups whole milk, divided
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Chocolate fudge sauce, for topping
  • Flakey salt for garnish


  1. Combine caramels and water in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave mixture in 30-second increments, stirring between each increment, until caramels begin to melt, about 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Add cream and salt, and continue to stir until mixture is smooth, about 1 minute. Set aside.

  2. Whisk 1/2 cup milk, cornstarch and egg yolks together in a medium saucepan, off heat, until smooth. Whisk in remaining milk and caramel sauce until combined. Simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly, until the caramel mixture thickens and comes to a boil, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from heat, and whisk in butter and vanilla. Strain caramel mixture into pitcher or measuring cup with a spout.

  3. Pour 1/2 cup of the caramel mixture into heat-proof glasses. Cover and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours. Top each chilled pudding with 2 tablespoons of chocolate fudge sauce. Garnish with flakey salt, and serve.

  4. Makes: approx. 6 servings/pieces

    Prep Time: 10 minutes

    Cook Time: 13 minutes

    Ready in: 2 hours 23 minutes (including chilling time)