Butterscotch Sauce

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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.

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I stored it in a glass container in the fridge, and it was best the second day.

It is fabulous on ice cream.

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Or on apple slices, if you want it a bit healthier.

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