Browning Sauce is a sauce that is used to color other sauces which need a dark brown color and the ingredients used in the recipe will not create this rich color. It is often used in French cooking as it adds very little flavor and lots of color to a sauce. Be careful in the quantity used as it may add a bitter flavor with too much added to the recipe. It will keep in a covered sealed container in your refrigerator for several weeks.

Browning Sauce

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Course: Sides
Cuisine: French
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Degree of Difficulty : Easy
Servings: 6 tablespoons
Tip : This sauce will keep well in your refrigerator or freezer and can be used with any sauce which needs a rich brown color.


  • 4 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1-2 tbsp water


  • Add 4 tablespoons of brown sugar to a small sauce pan over medium high heat.
  • Stir continuously until the sugar starts to melt.
  • When the sugar turns a dark brown color and begins to foam, remove from heat and continue to stir until the foam subsides.
  • Add water, a little at a time, until you have reached the desired consistency. A medium thick sauce.

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