October 21, 2023Review Recipe
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Introducing our brown sugar sauce, a delightful blend of sweet and savory that promises to transform your everyday meals into gourmet delights. Whether you are using it to top a sweet treat or bring a bit of sweetness to a main dish, this sauce will take it to the next level.
Brown Sugar Sauce Ingredients
In this delightful sauce recipe, the creamy base is created using salted butter, enhancing the other ingredients and bringing out their flavors. The star of the show is dark brown sugar, infusing the sauce with its rich sweetness and caramel color.
To elevate the taste to a new level, pure vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg are added, contributing to the sauce’s warm and enchanting sweetness.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- ⅓ cup of salted butter, sliced into pats
- 1 cup of dark brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup of dark Karo syrup
- 1 teaspoon of pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon of ground cinnamon (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt
- ½ cup of heavy cream
Substitutions and Additions
SALTED BUTTER: If you’re watching your sodium intake, unsalted butter can be used instead. Just add a pinch of salt to maintain the balance of flavors.
DARK BROWN SUGAR: Light brown sugar can be used for a milder, less molasses-heavy flavor. The sauce will also be a lighter color.
DARK KARO SYRUP: If you can’t find dark Karo syrup, light Karo syrup or honey can be used as a substitute.
VANILLA EXTRACT: For a different flavor profile, try using almond extract instead in this delicious recipe. It will give the sauce a subtle, nutty flavor.
SPICES: Feel free to experiment with other warm spices like allspice or cloves. Just remember to use them sparingly, as they can be quite potent.
HEAVY CREAM: For a dairy-free version, coconut cream can be used. It will give the sauce a slight coconut flavor.
How To Make This Brown Sugar Sauce Recipe
Creating our brown sugar sauce is a simple process that involves combining the ingredients in a saucepan and cooking them until they form a smooth, pourable sauce.
STEP ONE: Add the sliced butter to a 2 to 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Allow the butter to melt completely.
STEP TWO: Whisk in the dark brown sugar, dark Karo syrup, vanilla, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and kosher salt. Whisk constantly until the brown sugar mixture reaches a low boil and continue whisking for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS
If you prefer, you can remove the ground cinnamon and nutmeg from the recipe. The sauce will still be delicious without these optional ingredients.
STEP THREE: Immediately whisk in the heavy cream. (The brown sugar sauce will be a bit thin but will thicken as it cools.) Allow the brown sugar sauce to cool completely.
How To Serve
Our brown sugar sauce can be served in a variety of incredible ways.
Use it as a dipping sauce for apple slices or other fresh fruit, or spread it on toast or biscuits for a sweet and satisfying snack.
Our brown sugar sauce is easy to store and can be enjoyed for up to two weeks.
MAKE AHEAD: This sauce can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator, making it a convenient option for meal prep or for when you need a quick and delicious sauce.
IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh and delicious for up to 2 weeks.
IN THE FREEZER: While this sauce is best enjoyed fresh, it can also be frozen for longer storage. To freeze, let the sauce cool completely, then transfer it to a freezer-safe container or bag. It can be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months.
REHEATING: To reheat the sauce, thaw it in the refrigerator overnight (if frozen), then warm it gently in a saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently, until it reaches your desired temperature. If the sauce is too thick after reheating, you can thin it with a splash of cream or milk.
Why We Love This Recipe
Our brown sugar sauce is a beloved recipe for many reasons.
EASY TO MAKE: With just a few simple ingredients and steps, this sauce is easy to make, even for novice cooks.
DELICIOUS FLAVOR: The combination of sweet brown sugar, rich butter, and warm spices creates a delicious flavor that enhances any dish it’s added to.
CUSTOMIZABLE: This recipe can be easily customized with different spices or extracts, allowing you to create your own unique version.
Our brown sugar sauce is a perfect topping for any meal. Its sweet and rich flavor makes it an ideal complement to various dishes, from breakfast pancakes to dinner hams. Try our brown sugar sauce today and discover your new favorite condiment.
Frequently Asked Questions
You can substitute light brown sugar for dark brown sugar in this easy recipe. The sauce will be a lighter shade of brown and have a milder flavor.
The ground cinnamon and nutmeg can be omitted if you prefer. The sauce will still be delicious without them.
If you can’t find dark Karo syrup, you can use light Karo syrup or honey as a substitute.
For a dairy-free version, you can use coconut cream instead of heavy cream. Note that this will give the sauce a slight coconut flavor.
This sauce can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
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Brown Sugar Sauce
- ⅓ cup salted butter, sliced into pats
- 1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
- ½ cup dark Karo syrup
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon, optional
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ cup heavy cream
- Add the sliced butter to a 2 to 3-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Allow the butter to melt completely.
- Whisk in the dark brown sugar, dark Karo syrup, vanilla, ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, and kosher salt. Whisk constantly until the brown sugar mixture reaches a low boil and continue whisking for about 4-5 minutes. Remove from the heat.
- Immediately whisk in the heavy cream. (The brown sugar sauce will be a bit thin but will thicken as it cools) Allow the brown sugar sauce to cool completely.
- If you prefer, you can remove the ground cinnamon and nutmeg from the recipe. The sauce will still be delicious without these optional ingredients.