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"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Whiskey Butterscotch Sauce

Hubby's birthday is coming up soon, and has put in a request for flourless brownies, topped with organic vanilla ice cream, and of course whiskey butterscotch sauce.  

I whipped up a batch of sauce before the weekend, so I could have that ready.  Not sure what the birthday dinner will entail just yet, but I'll be guessing he'll ask for tacos.  Maybe. 

I make it with organic/non-gmo corn syrup.  The above photo is the only brand I am able to purchase here.   And organic heavy cream (the only organic cream I can buy in stores here).

And of course with my homemade vanilla extract.  All ingredients are organic, with some being made, some purchased. Aside from whiskey and salt.

You start by adding 1 1/2 cups of packed light brown sugar to a medium saucepan.  Add 1/4 cup water, 1/3 cup light corn syrup, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter and 1 tsp. salt.  Note:  Original recipe calls for "flaky sea salt" but I am unable to find it in our stores, so salt is what I have used and so far works fine.

Heat the ingredients until the sugar is dissolved (I used slightly lower than medium heat), add 3/4 cup heavy cream.  Simmer until it thickens.  I set my timer for 12 minutes, and when it beeps I put a tiny amount of sauce on a plate and let it cool a minute (to check it's thickness).  If it's ready, add 3 Tbsp. whiskey, and 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract.  Simmer 3 more minutes and remove from heat.  I allow it to cool for 30-40 minutes in the pan, then pour into 2 half-pint jars and 1 - 4 oz. jar.  I have, in the past, poured it into the jars to cool vs. in the pan as well.  When cool, add lids/rims and refrigerate.  This will last one month.

Note:  Remove from the refrigerator a few minutes before serving.  It will be too thick otherwise.  Let it warm up a bit.   



Mama Pea said...

Your husband's whole birthday dinner sounds just wonderful. When should we be there? ;o}

Sam I Am...... said...

Wish him a happy birthday for me! Remember I told you Walmart was starting to carry some organics...well, they stopped and I asked them why and they said no one was buying it. Sad but true here....that's why I don't eat out here....not healthy at all! I have to drive 1 1/2 hours to get organic now so I guess I'll save up so I can go and stock up! You're very fortunate. Another reason I want to move back North.

RB said...

Lord, that sounds good.
Yum - Enjoy!!!
God bless.

Kristina said...

Mama Pea, I can't wait to have just the butterscotch sauce. We only have it about once a year, ha ha!

Kristina said...

Sam I Am, I stopped shopping at Walmart when ours quit carrying organic food too. They stopped selling organic coffee completely and put in a ton of those cup coffee machine refills. However, I noticed another store started selling organic beef.

Kristina said...

RB, it is good, and pretty easy to make too.