Servings: Makes about 3 cups (three 8-ounce jars)
In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add sugar and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar is completely dissolved, then adjust heat to medium and boil 2 minutes longer. Add maple syrup and boil, stirring frequently, until sauce is thick, smooth, and coats a spoon, 2 to 4 minutes longer. Remove from heat and cool slightly. Pour into heatproof decorative jars and cool completely. Refrigerate in tightly sealed jars for up to 2 months.
Tie a ribbon around each jar and attach a gift tag with suggested serving ideas (for instance, "Drizzle on banana pancakes, waffles, french toast, or vanilla ice cream") and mention that sauce should be reheated before serving.
From the December 2008 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
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