The best butterscotch sauce in the world. Best served over ice cream in a puffed pastry shell!

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a small saucepan, stir together the brown sugar, milk, corn syrup and butter. Warm over low heat until smooth and butter is melted. Do not boil.

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Nutrition Facts

215 calories; protein 0.4g; carbohydrates 41.7g; fat 6g; cholesterol 16.1mg; sodium 59.6mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (46)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
The recipe "as is" is good, but you notice sweet first and taste second (not ideal). I added another Tbsp of butter (total of 1/4 cup) and a dash more of milk, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla - the flavor was so much better and more rich (less pure sugar taste). We really enjoyed this recipe with those tweaks. On another note, DON'T let it boil - the texture becomes grainy (I unwisely thought I could do dishes AND stir occasionaly... but out of sight, out of mind. The flavor was still great, though, and we'll make this again) Thank for the recipe :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
too runny. Not much more than a brown sugar flavor. I will keep looking for another sauce Read More
(6)
55 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2007
The recipe "as is" is good, but you notice sweet first and taste second (not ideal). I added another Tbsp of butter (total of 1/4 cup) and a dash more of milk, and 1/2 tsp of vanilla - the flavor was so much better and more rich (less pure sugar taste). We really enjoyed this recipe with those tweaks. On another note, DON'T let it boil - the texture becomes grainy (I unwisely thought I could do dishes AND stir occasionaly... but out of sight, out of mind. The flavor was still great, though, and we'll make this again) Thank for the recipe :) Read More
(88)
Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2007
Very good, but follow instructions exactly! If you let it boil, it gets gritty. Also, I added a little vanilla, but it tasted better without it - does not need vanilla, nor salt! An extra tablespoon of butter does not hurt, however. I made it a second time using margarine, and that worked well, too. Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2006
Very easy and wonderful. Cook a little while on low until sugar disolves for best results. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/06/2006
I used honey for the corn syrup, just because we didn't have any. My kids loved it on vanilla icecream. My son insists we keep this recipe forever. Read More
(19)
Rating: 4 stars
06/10/2008
This is a very thin sauce. I cut back the milk to 1/8 cup and did not boil. Paired it with the Super Duper Easy Apple Cake recipe. Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
02/19/2010
This turned out to be quite wonderful....I had never made my own Butterscotch sauce....my kids really enjoyed it very much. It was hard not to boil it, but I just kept stirring until it thickened like I thought it should. It had a wonderful buttery taste to it. All I had was unsalted butter, so it took longer for it to melt down, but man did it look great, smell great, and it was still warm when I topped the ice cream. Thanks Read More
(12)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2009
Yummy & easy! For a less sweet version I used 3/4 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup milk and add 2 tsp cornstarch (to make it thicker). Read More
(12)
Rating: 4 stars
02/15/2008
Yum! Just beware: if you are looking for a sauce that is thick and syrupy this isn't it. It's quite liquidy. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2011
Very simple to do but tastes more like a thin caramel sauce to me than butterscotch. Still it is very tasty. I followed the directions precisely tasted it and then at the end added a pinch of salt and a splash of vanilla. Used for a drizzle over pound cake. Will make again. Thank you! Read More
(8)
Rating: 1 stars
09/07/2010
too runny. Not much more than a brown sugar flavor. I will keep looking for another sauce Read More
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