I was inspired to make homemade butterscotch by a delicious-looking butterscotch sauce recipe in The Local Palate. I used dark brown sugar and all organic ingredients so this would be extra creamy and delicious. I also used this butterscotch sauce recipe from Simply Recipes as a guide.
Homemade Butterscotch Sauce
1/2 cup unsalted butter (I used organic.)
2 cups dark brown sugar (I used organic.)
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 1/2 cups heavy cream (I used one from a local dairy.)
Melt butter in a pot on medium. When melted, add brown sugar and salt. Stir for a while. The mixture will look like wet sand. You want to mix it until it becomes more liquidy and less gritty. This takes about 5 or more minutes. Then you want to add the heavy cream and use a whisk to incorporate it. Bring to a boil. Lower heat and whisk for about 10 minutes. At this point, I filled a large bowl with ice and put the pot in the ice to cool it off. This can be served cooled.
I stored it in a glass container in the fridge, and it was best the second day.
It is fabulous on ice cream.
Or on apple slices, if you want it a bit healthier.