Hot Fudge

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Prep: 5 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups (6 to 8 servings)
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2/3 cup heavy cream

1/2 cup light corn syrup

1/3 cup packed light brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon salt

8 ounces bittersweet chocolate (at least 60 percent), finely chopped

3 tablespoons unsalted butter


  1. In a 4-quart saucepan over moderate heat, bring the cream, corn syrup, sugar, salt and chocolate to a boil, stirring constantly. Simmer until mixture thickens, about 5 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter. Serve while still warm.
  3. What Makes This Recipe Sing: The versatility of this sauce makes it the WOW hostess gift. Try with grilled fruit, over sponge cakes or even as a "no need for the fondue pot" chocolate dunk for fresh fruits, cookies and pound cakes. This sauce is a classic and of course perfect for your favorite ice cream... My choice is peppermint ice cream. Also, it makes for easily made s'mores and if all else fails, just use a good old-fashioned spoon!
  4. BYOC: Try adding a swirl, by heating peanut butter and swirling in the fudge. Add your favorite toasted nuts, a drop of peppermint or orange oil, or even your favorite cereal for a crunchy fudge sauce.