Easy 3-Ingredient Maple Cream Sauce

Maple cream sauce recipe

The Spruce / Cara Cormack

Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
181 Calories
8g Fat
27g Carbs
0g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 8
Amount per serving
Calories 181
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 27g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 52mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Maple syrup is de rigueur on pancakes and waffles, and it's delicious. But if you are serving brunch for company and want to make a special presentation, cook up a batch of maple cream sauce instead. It has a similar flavor to the genuine article, so those who like their pancakes or waffles traditional won't be put off. But it provides a bit of richness and just enough style to make it worthy of guests. This maple cream sauce also adds just the right sweetness to bread pudding or cheesecake. Just drizzle it on for an unusual dessert.


  • 1 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

    Ingredients for maple cream sauce
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  2. Combine the maple syrup, cream, and butter in a medium saucepan.

    Combine maple syrup, butter, cream
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  3. Stir to blend and bring the mixture to a boil.

    Stir to blend
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  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue boiling, occasionally stirring, for 5 minutes.

    Reduce heat
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  5. Serve with your choice of pancakes, waffles, or cheesecake and enjoy!

    Serve with cheesecake
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  • This mixture can boil quite high, so be sure to watch it carefully and reduce heat or stir as necessary.