Microwave Butterscotch Sauce (Lighter)

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"I made this up when trying to lighten up a bread pudding recipe. It turned out easy and yummy! It tastes more like caramel but when I read the definition of caramel it's white sugar that is browned and butterscotch is brown sugar cooked with butter. Anyhow...this could be made even more flavorful by adding orange zest, cinnamon or rum extract. Feel free to play with it. If you decide to use regular brown sugar double it because Splenda brown sugar is twice as sweet."

Original recipe yields 2 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (45.9 g)
  • Calories 137.4
  • Total Fat - 7.1 g
  • Saturated Fat - 4.3 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.2 mg
  • Sodium - 97 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 17.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 7.7 g
  • Protein - 1.1 g
  • Calcium - 42.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.3 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

In a 2-cup glass pyrex, stir together brown sugar Splenda, salt, cream of tartar and cornstarch.

Step 2

Stir in evaporated milk and put 1 tbsp of butter in it.

Step 3

Microwave on high for 2-3 minutes.

Step 4

Stir in vanilla.

Step 5

*Reheat if made ahead.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.

Tags : Sauce



Delicious caramel/butterscotch sauce. I doubled the batch to have some for another time. Even doubling the amount of ingredients, mine took 2 minutes total and it was boiling. Awesome tasting over icecream~ Made for RecipeTag~

review by:
(5 Feb 2012)


Delicious. And very easy! Mine only took 2 minutes but we have a high wattage microwave. Served over vanilla bean ice cream, on top of a pumpkin brownie. Yummy! Looking forward to trying it on bread pudding.

review by:
(12 Nov 2011)