Creamy Brown Sugar Sauce With Vanilla

Bread pudding with sauce
Brown sugar sauce on bread pudding. Frans Schalekamp / Getty Images
  • 11 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins,
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: About 1 cup (16 servings)
Ratings (7)

This easy brown sugar sauce is creamy and buttery. Vanilla flavors this simple sauce. Add a dash of cinnamon or nutmeg for spice flavor. Or use rum flavoring instead of vanilla.

This brown sugar sauce is an excellent topping for bread pudding, waffles, pound cake, or apple pie.

What You'll Need

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla

How to Make It

In a small saucepan over medium heat, whisk together the brown sugar, corn syrup, butter, heavy cream, and vanilla. Bring the mixture to a boil while whisking frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low and boil gently for 5 minutes. 

Remove the sauce from the heat. The brown sugar sauce will thicken as it cools.

Serve over bread pudding, cake, pie, cobbler, or ice cream.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 86
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 4 g
Unsaturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 16 mg
Sodium 7 mg
Carbohydrates 9 g
Dietary Fiber 0 g
Protein 0 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)