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I have a question about the recipe "Butterscotch Sauce" from dashandbella. Can you please explain how butterscotch sauce is different caramel sauce?

asked by Beth100 over 4 years ago

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Dessito
added over 4 years ago

Properly speaking, caramel is a sauce made from sugar heated up until it liquifies and turns amber-brown. When you add dairy (typically some combination of butter and cream, as in the recipe you reference), it becomes butterscotch. Many products (mis-)labeled "caramel" however (candies, syrup, etc.) contain dairy as well, which is why some people think caramel and butterscotch are the same thing.

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