Butterscotch Sauce

This is a delicious sauce to warm up and serve with bread pudding or ice cream, or drizzle the sauce over apple slices for a great treat. It takes only minutes to prepare and cook, and stores for up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator.
I like the flavor of Lyle’s Golden Syrup, but if you can’t find it, feel free to use light corn syrup.


1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
4 tablespoons butter
1/3 cup Lyle’s Golden Syrup* or light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup heavy cream


In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the brown sugar, butter, and syrup to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes or until smooth, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla and cream. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
Warm the sauce to use for ice cream or dessert sauce. Warm in the microwave oven for about 1 minute on 50% power.
*Lyle’s Golden Syrup is available at specialty markets (Whole Foods) and gourmet food stores, and can sometimes be found in the ethnic or British section of a larger grocery store. It’s also available through Amazon.com.

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