Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Caramel Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Caramel Butterscotch Sauce - A Fanny Farmer recipe for a simple 5 minute whip together recipe.

I can’t wrap my head around it – some people call it Caramel Sauce, others Butterscotch. But they’re all talking about a rich, delicious, luscious sauce.

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

Now some say Butterscotch is made with brown sugar, Caramel with white sugar, scorched. Then there’s those who say the “scotch” in butterscotch is an adaptation of the word scorched.

So I’ll just call it delicious, quick and easy and leave it at that. Minutes to make, this brown sugar/butter mixture from Fannie Farmer will win you over.

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

When you’re sitting around some night watching a movie and think, “I wish I had some caramel!” think of this. Although I’m not sure if “normal” people sit around watching tv and thinking about caramel. It might be just me. 🙂

When you have some apples or pears and want to dress them up, don’t buy that dip from the store! Nope. Make this. 🙂 When you have a little cake or a little ice-cream you’d like to fancy up – maybe for unexpected company, make this.

Ummm. you can thank me later!!:)

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

Easy Caramel or Butterscotch Sauce

  • Servings: abt 2 cups
  • Difficulty: easy
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  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 stick of butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream (1/2 & 1/2 will work)
  • 1/4 teaspoon Vanilla, or your favorite extract or appropriate alcohol

In a small, heavy saucepan combine all the ingredients except for the extract, if using.

Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly for about 5 minutes or until the brown sugar dissolves. Be careful that the sauce does not burn. If necessary, reduce heat to avoid burning

Remove pan from heat, add the optional pure extract if using or other flavor of your choice, and whisk well. Serve warm or cold.

Stores several weeks in the fridge. If you have any crystallization, just reheat.

from the kitchen of http://www.frugalhausfrau.com, from Fannie Farmer


I will be sharing this recipe at our very own Throwback Thursday and Fiesta Friday. Our Fiesta Friday co-hosts this week are Antonia @ Zoale and Petra @ Food Eat Love.

22 thoughts on “Easy Caramel Butterscotch Sauce

  1. Ha! I think I might as well lump myself into the not normal category with you. It is really handy to know how to whip these kinds of things up whenever you have a hankering… other than nothing much stops you from having that hankering all the time 😉

    • Thanks! We gave up the grocery store jar kind a long time ago – because this is Soooo easy and good! It’s really nice when you want caramel and don’t want to go through the whole process of melting and cooking white sugar until its amber. Turkey Love

  2. Hi Mollie — I can totally imagine myself sitting watching tv and thinking about caramel! This looks luscious! and your photos with the light on the caramel are stunning! delicious post!!

  3. petra08

    I love anything with caramel and your sauce looks absolutely delicious! I would quite happily dip a spoon in it and just eat it! 🙂 Happy FF and thank you for sharing this with us! 🙂

  4. I think I might start thinking of caramel the next time I am watching TV 😉 This looks so delicious, and I love the idea of dipping fruit in it. Thank you for bringing your delicious caramel sauce to Fiesta Friday Molly! Happy Fiesta Friday!

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