Unlawfully Rich Butterscotch Sauce

READY IN: 5mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

A decadent sauce as a topping for ice cream, banana splits, or sundaes, or my favorite way-served with a variety of apples thinly sliced. Recipe from my reliable Fannie Farmer Cookbook. Feel free to add your favorite pure extract: hazelnut, almond, vanilla, maple, etc.

Top Review by kiwidutch

Cookgirl, another yummy recipe... well, to be completely honest my family were a little divided, DH and DD loved it and wolfed it down, while I found it a bit too sweet for my liking and gave mine to DH. Since they held the majority vote this gets 4 stars, and I will definiately make it for them. I don't eat much icecream (bad for asthma) so haven't tried it on that, but I will one day when I indulge.. maybe the tastes weren't balanced enough in the way I served it (over indivdual pastry cases topped with cream) This goes into my handwritten family cookbook and if DH has his way I will probably make it quite often :) Please see my rating system, a wonderful 4 stars :) Thanks !

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small, heavy saucepan combine all the ingredients except for the pure extract, if using.
  2. 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.
  3. Remove pan from heat, add the optional pure extract if using, and whisk well. Serve warm.

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