Homemade Butterscotch Sauce
Recipe type: Sauce
Easy to make rich, golden butterscotch sauce
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • ½ to 1 teaspoon sea salt, crushed, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. Place the sugar and water in a small saucepan, stirring to combine.
  2. Without stirring, bring to a boil over high heat, swirling the ingredients in the pan occasionally. Continue boiling until the mixture reaches an very deep amber color, about 8-10 minutes. The color will only be slightly darker than it is when you first start cooking it (see image collage in post).
  3. Remove from heat and very carefully (the mixture will quickly expand and sputter) add the cream in a slow steady stream, being sure to stir constantly. Once combined, add the butter and continue stirring until it is completely melted and combined.
  4. Add the salt to taste and stir in the vanilla extract.
  5. Cool to room temperature before using.
Recipe by Bakingdom at https://bakingdom.com/2015/01/butterscotch-butterbeer-sauce.html