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Butterscotch sauce with a spoon over a cup

Butterscotch Sauce Recipe

Try homemade butterscotch sauce made with butter, brown sugar, and cream, on your favorite desserts! This butterscotch sauce recipe is simple and delicious.
Course Sauce
Cuisine American
Keyword Butterscotch Sauce, Butterscotch Sauce Recipe, Butterscotch topping, sauce recipe
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 756kcal


  • 2 Tbsps. unsalted butter
  • cup light brown sugar
  • cup heavy cream
  • pinch sea salt


  • Combine butter, brown sugar and heavy cream in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir until the butter has melted and the ingredients are fully combined.
  • Turn the heat down to medium-low and simmer for four minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the salt.
  • Let cool before serving. 



TIP: You can freeze this butterscotch sauce recipe to use for later! The heavy cream in the sauce will expand when frozen, so don’t use a glass container to store it in the freezer. Keep in mind, you can’t go from frozen to eating. You’ll need to thaw the sauce first, then reheat it. Enjoy!


Calories: 756kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 52g | Saturated Fat: 32g | Cholesterol: 169mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 157mg | Sugar: 71g | Vitamin A: 1875IU | Calcium: 113mg | Iron: 0.5mg