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Butterscotch Sauce

    Enjoy a homemade butterscotch sauce this holiday season. It’s great for your fall desserts and gift giving! Makes two cups to eat and share.
    Nothing beats homemade butterscotch sauce. Sweet, and the perfect alternative to caramel.

    Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

    Oh lordy! I went and made a crazy good dessert. Again. Can you forgive me?

    I’ve got to be honest with ya. I actually made this tart all in one day. It doesn’t have to take three days to make, but if you are short on time with LIFE and KIDS and a JOB and HOUSECLEANING to keep up with, it can definitely be broken down over the three days.

    This tart will be a great addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. If you aren’t a fan of Pumpkin or Fruit pies (like my husband), make this tart. This would be Mr. Quarts go to dessert!

    Speaking of Thanksgiving, what are your plans? We are hosting the in-laws here at the house.  It’s always nerve-wracking but I try not to let it stress me out. I have a plan. I’ll stick to the plan. If the plan fails, then we just play on the Wii for a few hours and wait for the pizza to show up.

    I’m easy like that.

    This recipe is part one of a three part series including a Tart Crust and Chocolate Butterscotch Pecan Tart.

    Three simple recipes for the best dessert! Homemade butterscotch sauce, an egg based tart crust and an easy chocolate butterscotch pecan filling! So good!!

    Yield: 2 cups

    Butterscotch Sauce

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    A classic sweet butterscotch sauce. Perfect for holiday desserts and ice cream.

    Prep Time 5 minutes
    Cook Time 10 minutes
    Total Time 15 minutes


    • 1/2 cup butter
    • 2/3 cup sugar
    • 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
    • 3/4 cup light corn syrup
    • 2 tablespoons water
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 3/4 cup cream
    • 2 teaspoons Bourbon Vanilla Bean Paste


      1. Put the butter into a medium sized pot and melt over low heat. Stir it a few times to avoid browning and burning. Add the sugars and corn syrup and increase the heat to medium. Stir in the water and salt and bring to a boil.
      2. Stir constantly for 5 minutes while boiling.
      3. Remove from heat and stir in the cream and vanilla bean paste.
      4. Transfer to a jar and cover and chill. This will keep for up to two weeks in the fridge. Makes about 2 2/3 cups.

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    Karyn Granrud

    Karyn Granrud

    I'm Karyn, a mom and wife, and I founded this little baking blog. Baking and making desserts have been my passion since I was a kid. I love experimenting with different flavors and sharing delicious recipes with all of you. Read more.

    8 thoughts on “Butterscotch Sauce”

      1. It was! This is a horrible time to start a diet. I’ve had success with eating a sugar free, grain free breakfast, lunch and dinner. And if I have fruit instead of a candy bar, it’s a good day! Good luck.

    1. Do you have the recipe for the cake pictured at the top of this page and in the butterscotch sauce recipe? It looks so good. Thanks.

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