Molasses Caramel Sauce

Servings: 6-8 serving(s)

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

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This simple caramel sauce can make an ordinary dessert extraordinary. Pour over our Sticky Toffee Pudding, plain store-bought cheese cake, simple gingerbread or ice cream. 

Molasses Toffee Sauce


Molasses Caramel Sauce

old fashioned gingerbread cake

A richly flavoured butterscotch sauce that’s quick to prepare. Will last two weeks in the fridge.

  • Author: Bridget Oland


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup lightly packed brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 1 cup plus 3 Tbsp. 35% cream (whipping cream)
  • 1 tsp. pure vanilla


  1. Over medium heat, melt the butter, brown sugar and molasses in a heavy bottom medium size pot. (The pot needs to be tall enough to allow for foaming.)
  2. When the mixture is incorporated, slowly add the cream.
  3. Boil for 5 minutes.
  4. Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla.


Will last two weeks in the fridge.

Reheat gently.


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8 thoughts on “Molasses Caramel Sauce

  1. Chris Russell says:

    Can the MOLASSES CARAMEL SAUCE be pre-made?

    1. Hi Chris, Yes the caramel sauce can be made ahead and will last in the fridge for a good week. Just warm it over low heat before using.

  2. Judy Johnston says:

    Wonderful receipes

  3. Jean Melvin says:

    Bridget, I was watching your video on baked beans in the Instant Pot, I have one and I bought a 2 lb bag of Soldier Beans and would like to do them in there…now you didn’t give the amounts of ingred..for the sauce…how much of each ingred. would be nice to have, they look so good…I want to try this recipe…and I usually love onions in my recipe but what’s the reason for the apple in it for.. and would the apple break down and go to mush in the sauce or stay in to try this can you help me out..I’m a vegetarian and love beans for my protein..thank you Jean.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Jean, You can click through to the recipe on this website. ENjoy!

  4. Nancy says:

    Looks amazing.
    Does it freeze well?

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Nancy, I have never tried to freeze the sauce so am not sure what would happen. It will last in the fridge for a few weeks though.

  5. Markene says:

    Just came across Crosby Molasses recipes on Facebook had to try the Gingerbread and Banana Muffins Really impressed So Moist and the smell so Christmas Will definitely bake more

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