Friends will love this exquisitely gooey sauce, which elevates everything from pancakes and waffles to ice cream. It's one of 13 easy-to-make treats from Stir! Mix! Bake! Give!
Servings: Makes about 3 cups (three 8-ounce jars)
- 1/2 pound (2 sticks) unsalted butter
- 2 cups packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 cup pure maple syrup
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.
Printed from Oprah.com on March 6, 2014
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