Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

A delicious homemade sauce perfect for drizzling over desserts

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep 5 minutes
Cook 5 minutes
Total 10 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Calories 1254 kcal
Author Michelle


  • ½ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon fleur de sel or other flaky sea salt
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
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  1. Melt the butter in a medium-sized saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar, cream and salt, and whisk until well blended. Bring to a boil then reduce the heat slightly and gently boil for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the vanilla extract. Serve warm or at room temperature (the sauce will thicken as it cools). Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and re-warm before using.

Recipe Notes

Nutritional values are based on one cup of sauce

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Butterscotch Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1254 Calories from Fat 810
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 90g 138%
Saturated Fat 56g 280%
Cholesterol 285mg 95%
Sodium 1245mg 52%
Potassium 235mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 112g 37%
Sugars 107g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 63.3%
Vitamin C 0.9%
Calcium 18.2%
Iron 4.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.