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Homemade Butterscotch Sauce

Serves: 2 cups
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1 cup dark brown sugar, packed
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
2 tablespoons Scotch or bourbon
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


In a medium saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat and cook, whisking constantly, until the sauce has thickened and lightened in color, 8 to 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and let cool completely before transferring to an airtight container. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 

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