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!
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!
- ⅔ cup (5floz/142ml) cream
- 4 tablespoons (2oz/57g) butter
- ½ cup (3oz/85g) dark brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)
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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