Spirited Butterscotch Sauce

Ingredients (5)

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tablespoon Scotch, brandy, or dark rum or 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Try Amazon Fresh
Nutritional Information
  • Calories604
  • Fat45.37g
  • Saturated fat28.57g
  • Trans fat1.24g
  • Carbs49.09g
  • Fiber
  • Sugar48.57g
  • Protein1.2g
  • Cholesterol135.69mg
  • Sodium130.05mg
  • Nutritional Analysis per serving (3 servings) Powered by

Get fresh food news delivered to your inbox

Sign up for our newsletter to receive the latest tips, tricks, recipes and more, sent twice a week.

Spirited Butterscotch Sauce

While designed to be served with Sticky Steamed Pumpkin Pudding, we also like this butterscotch sauce on ice cream or gingerbread, or even with a slice of steamed chocolate pudding.


  1. 1Combine the butter, brown sugar, cream, and salt in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 1 hour.
  2. 2Add the Scotch, whisking until well blended and heated through. Serve warm. You may keep the sauce warm on LOW for up to 1 hour before serving. If made in advance, store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

Excerpted from Not Your Mother’s Slow Cooker Recipes for Entertaining, by Beth Hensperger and Julie Kaufmann. © 2007, used by permission from The Harvard Common Press.

Load Comments

Recommended from Chowhound

How to Choose a Ham
How To

How to Choose a Ham

by John Birdsall | So you're serving ham for your holiday dinner (whether Easter, Christmas, or otherwise)—but what kind...

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Ingredients from Your Kitchen
How To

How to Dye Easter Eggs Using Ingredients from Your Kitchen

by Jessica Gentile | Hard-boiled eggs aren't just one of the most nutritious foods around, but they also have the potential...

Try a Drink With Eggs This Spring
Recipe Round-Ups

Try a Drink With Eggs This Spring

by Toniann Pasqueralle | Springtime means a lot more than just warmer weather and longer days (although we can't really complain...