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Toffee Sauce

This is an incredible type of butterscotch sauce that is delicious with the Pear Upside Down Gingerbread Cake.
Course Sauce
Cuisine Canadian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 cups
Author Valerie Lugonja


  • sticks (3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons) unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla


  1. In a 1½- to 2-quart heavy saucepan melt butter over moderate heat and add brown sugar
  2. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally; check for hard set on ice cube
  3. Stir in cream and vanilla; simmer sauce, stirring occasionally, until thickened slightly, about 15-20 minutes
  4. Cool to warm and store in a tightly sealed container until ready to serve
  5. Re-heat sauce and puddings before service; pour sauce over each individual portion of pudding, and garnish with mint and ice cream or heavy 52% cream