• 1 Cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/3 Cup butter
  • 2 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/2 Cup whipping cream
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Cup plus 2 tablespoons California raisins
  • 1/4 Cup semisweet chocolate chips


In medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, syrup and cream. Cook over low heat until mixture boils, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cool completely. Stir in raisins and chocolate chips. Store in refrigerator and warm to room temperature before serving. If mixture thickens, stir in a little cream. Serve with apple and pear slices as dippers.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 42%); Total Fat 12 ( Saturated Fat 7; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 35; Sodium 85; Potassium 180; Total Carbohydrate 35; Dietary Fiber <1; Sugars 33; Protein 1; Calcium 33; Iron 1;

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- by James W. Anderson, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition, Emeritus, University of Kentucky.