Brown Sugar Sauce

Brown Sugar Sauce

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Brenda Moore
Recipe by  Brenda Moore

“This sauce is a wonderful concoction that complements bread pudding, cheesecake, or pancakes on Sundays. The taste of brown sugar in a sauce form is irresistible.”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 1.25 cups



  1. In a medium saucepan, melt butter or margarine. Add flour and salt; stir until smooth.
  2. Stir in brown sugar. Blend thoroughly and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles and is lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir in boiling water. Return to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly, until smooth and thickened. Add vanilla extract and stir until well blended. Serve hot.

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I was pleasantly surprised by this sauce, not only was it extrememly easy to make, it had a wonderful caramel flavor that was subtle yet very sweet, perfect for bread pudding! To address the scorched smell concerns that earlier posters experienced, I think the problem may be due to overcooking the brown sugar? I thought the brown sugar would be a syrup by the time I added the water . However, the sugar was bubbling and browning, but still in a somewhat solid state when I cooked it. No burned smell and the resulting sauce was so good!



I thought this sauce was excellent. I served it over pancakes. I can't wait to try it over cheesecake! I would recommend cooking this over a lower heat than the submitter suggests, and it is important to stir constantly. Sugar will burn very easily so be careful.



Excellent. Made an addition of a couple tbsp of whipping cream when cooking brown sugar, before adding boiling water for extra richness. It was good.

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Amount Per Serving (8 total)

  • Calories
  • 86 cal
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Protein
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 97 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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