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Maple Caramel Sauce

maple-syrup-recipe-bread-pudding-with-carameltopping-maple-tapper-is.jpgThis recipe was served at President Obama’s 2013 Inaugural Luncheon. Recipe courtesy of


4 oz. butter

1 cup light brown sugar, packed

Pinch of salt

½ cup pure maple syrup


In a small 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 hold warm for serving. Pour over ice cream, pound cake, oatmeal, or fruit crisps or use as dipping sauce for fresh fruit.