This is a thin sweet sauce perfect for Christmas plum pudding. It is also good over ice cream.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
2 cups
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine 2 cups water, butter, and brown sugar. Bring to a boil, and remove from heat.

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  • In a small cup, mix together cornstarch and 3 tablespoons water. Stir mixture into sauce. Cook over medium heat and heat through for 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

26 calories; carbohydrates 3.4g; fat 1.4g; cholesterol 3.8mg; sodium 12mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
11/26/2007
Ok, I tried this despite the reviews because I was looking for a thin caramel sauce to pore over bread pudding. The other reviews helped me a lot. I did not use as much water and I added a little more brown sugar and syrup and it made my bread pudding killer! Next time I am going to add chopped toasted pecans. -Janene Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
Didn't really have much of a flavor. Mostly tasted like water. I personally added a lot more brown sugar and some vanilla. Can't say that I'll ever use it again. Read More
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43 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 29
Rating: 1 stars
12/30/2003
Didn't really have much of a flavor. Mostly tasted like water. I personally added a lot more brown sugar and some vanilla. Can't say that I'll ever use it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/25/2007
Ok, I tried this despite the reviews because I was looking for a thin caramel sauce to pore over bread pudding. The other reviews helped me a lot. I did not use as much water and I added a little more brown sugar and syrup and it made my bread pudding killer! Next time I am going to add chopped toasted pecans. -Janene Read More
(42)
Rating: 1 stars
03/10/2007
This is absolutely the worst recipe I have ever made!! It was terrible tasting and had way too much water in it. I will definitely never make it again! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/04/2003
Needs more sugar Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/07/2005
This recipes tastes just like sugar water! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/24/2008
I made this recipe to put over a pecan pie. It was awful. The thin watery bland sauce did not even make it off the stove. It was not a good recipe in the slightest. This recipe should not be posted on this website because of its poor quality. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/30/2003
It would be much easier to add the cornstarch to HOT water otherwise is turns lumpy! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
09/17/2005
I was very disappointed with this recipe. It came out looking and tasting just what it was...light brown sugar water. Sorry. I tried to make changes like adding more sugar and vanilla but it didn't help. Maybe you should decrease the amount of water. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/22/2010
I too wish I had read the reviews before making tasted like sugary water. Thought these were tested recipes hope you don't post just any junk on here like that one was. Went straight in the garbage. Read More
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