Butterscotch Maple Topping Recipe

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I came across this recipe when I was given a half-gallon of fresh maple syrup. The sweet topping tastes great with vanilla ice cream.—Janis Kelly, Columbia City, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup half-and-half cream
  • Vanilla ice cream

Nutritional Facts

2 tablespoons: 116 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 144mg sodium, 22g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.


  1. In a small saucepan, combine brown sugar and syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook and stir for 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in the butter, vanilla and salt. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  3. Add cream; whisk for 1 minute or until well blended. Serve over ice cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 2-1/2 cups.
Originally published as Butterscotch Maple Topping in Taste of Home Christmas Annual Annual 2009, p93

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