Brown Sugar, Butter & Love: Butterscotch

Ingredient Spotlight

Butterscotch sauce will always and forever reign king of the ice cream toppings in my world. And rich butterscotch-flavored blondies? I'm all over that. Don't even get me started on pudding. Do you love butterscotch, too?

At its heart, butterscotch is a simple combination of brown sugar and butter. The molasses in the brown sugar gives butterscotch a deeper and nuttier flavor than it's caramel cousin. The butter, perhaps obviously, makes it intensely buttery and rich. It's a match made in heaven.

Butterscotch can be a flavoring component in cookies and cakes, or it can be simmered with cream into a silky ice-cream-worthy sauce. Personally, I'll take it any way I can get it.

Browned Butter Butterscotch Pie
Double Chocolate Butterscotch Muffins
Killer Blondies

What are your favorite butterscotch recipes?

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