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Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

4.48 from 55 votes
With this make ahead recipe for Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce your desserts will go from good to outstanding, effortlessly.
Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce - Keep this sauce in the back of your fridge for dessert emergencies!!!

Hi Bold Bakers!

This Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce is the perfect example of a make ahead sauce, which will take basic desserts from good to truly great in an instant! This is one of my favorite tricks for entertaining around the Holidays or any time of year. I love to be prepared, like a good girl scout. Or at least a Bold Baker!

It would be great to always have enough time to bake something from scratch but that just isn’t always realistic. This is especially true around Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s celebrations. Let this Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce be your savior. Not only will the addition of this rich sauce make you look like a star but it will save you from fussing over a tricky dessert. I love this Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce heated up and drizzled over big scoops of vanilla or chocolate ice cream, or served with fruits and donut holes, like I did for my Dessert Fondue!

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This sauce is so simple to make yet the options are endless! To make this classically sweet, salty and rich sauce all you do is combine brown sugar, cream and salt and in a saucepan. After a quick simmer you have a decadent, golden butterscotch sauce. Keep a batch of this in the fridge and I promise you, my Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce is going to be there to save the day time and time again!

Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

4.48 from 55 votes
With this make-ahead recipe for Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce your desserts will go from good to outstanding, effortlessly.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
With this make-ahead recipe for Easy Homemade Butterscotch Sauce your desserts will go from good to outstanding, effortlessly.
Author: Gemma Stafford
Servings: 10 -12

Ingredients

  • cup (5floz/142ml) cream
  • 4 tablespoons (2oz/57g) butter
  • ½ cup (3oz/85g) dark brown sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients (except the vanilla and salt) in a heavy bottomed pot.
  • Over low heat cook until the sugar has dissolved, do not boil.
  • Bring the sauce to a simmer for 3-4 minutes
  • Take off the heat and whisk in the salt and vanilla extract.
  • Serve warm or store in the fridge for up to 8 weeks.

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RoninElenion
2 years ago

My family loves butterscotch, with my grandma being its biggest fan of us all. I made this sauce to put atop pancakes, and I’m so pleased with it. Not only was it very easy to make, but it had such a pretty color, smooth texture, and great taste. I will definitely be using it again.

Victoria
Victoria
2 years ago

Does this freeze well if I wanted to freeze half of it?

Sam
1 month ago

Can I add this to the batter of a butterscotch cake pls?

Barb Burkett
Barb Burkett
2 months ago

Just made this sauce, it is very very thin and runny. Is is suppose to be thicker?

Julie
Julie
9 months ago

When I bring the sauce to a simmer do I raise the heat to do this or keep the heat on low?

Toni
1 year ago

Hi Gemma,
can this be added to a Cookie recipe?
I am looking for a butterscotch cookie recipe but having trouble finding one.

Thankyou

Rajalakshmi Sridar
Rajalakshmi Sridar
1 year ago

Hi can we use white sugar instead of brown sugar

Carolyn
Carolyn
2 years ago

Hi, How much does this make? I need 1 cup for a recipe I am going to try.

2 years ago

Hi gemma. Can you make butterscotch brownie recipe

Paul Verlaan
2 years ago

Hello Gemma.

The first step in your instructions say to combine all ingredients in a pot.
Then the fourth step says to add the salt and vanilla extract.
The first step should be changed to say “combine the cream, butter and sugar… ”

Thanks,
Paul

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