Creamy Brown Sugar Sauce With Vanilla

Bread pudding with sauce
Brown sugar sauce on bread pudding. Frans Schalekamp / Getty Images
Ratings (8)
  • Total: 11 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 6 mins
  • Yield: About 1 cup (16 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
86 Calories
6g Fat
9g Carbs
0g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


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

Steps 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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