Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Ingredient Spotlight-Dessert Sauces-Butterscotch & Chocolate

If you try either of these easy dessert sauces, you will understand why I could not NOT link them up to Eat at Home's Ingredient Spotlight today.  They are so quick and easy, made with regular ingredients most of us have in our pantries all the time.  Either sauce is great over just about any dessert:  first and foremost, ice cream; but also pound cake, puddings and custards, bread pudding, apple or peach pie, etc., etc.  If no one is looking they are also perfect to just slurp off a spoon.  I sometimes add chopped, toasted nuts (walnuts to the chocolate, pecans to the butterscotch) just to make them a little more decadent.  Keep any leftovers in the fridge.  Cover and warm slowly in the microwave, 50% power about a minute at a time, stirring often.  I think the recipes came off the internet, but I don't remember from where.

Hot Butterscotch Sauce
1 cup (240 ml) packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup (60 ml) half-and-half
2 T (30 ml) butter or margarine
2 T (30 ml) light corn syrup

In 1-quart (1-liter) saucepan over medium heat, heat brown sugar, half-and-half, butter or margarine and corn syrup to boiling, stirring occasionally.  Serve over ice cream, pound cake slices, peach or apple pie, tapioca pudding or baked custard.  Makes 1 cup

Chocolate Dessert Sauce
1 cup (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 cup half-and-half
1 T butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In 1-quart saucepan over low heat, melt chocolate with corn syrup, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat; stir in remaining ingredients until mixed.  Serve warm over your favorite dessert.  Makes 1-1/3 cups.

You can make Mint Chocolate Sauce by using mint chocolate chips and omitting the vanilla.

Now I think that I will have to have a banana split for dessert tonight.  Enjoy.

I am linking to post to Eat at Home's Ingredient Spotlight and Whisking Wednesdays at a Pinch of This, That, and The Other.

Tomorrow I will be Skipping through Blogland and coincidentally stopping by Eat at Home



  1. These sound so good. Dairy Queen used to sell a sundae called Dixie Bell that had half butterscotch and half hot fudge. So yummy!

  2. Thanks for linking up last week on Whisking Wednesdays. I hope to see you back again this week. These sauces look awesome, I love homemade sauces.


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