Light Brown Sugar is the foundation to making butterscotch. The vinegar offers a delicate tangy counterpoint to the sweet butterscotch and luscious whipped cream.

Prep time: 5 min

Cook time: 25 min

Total time: 30 min

Balsamic-Butterscotch Berry Parfait
Copyright Recipe © 2015 Woodland Foods


  • 1/3 Cup Salted Butter

  • 1 Cup Light Brown Sugar

  • 1/3 Cup Granulated Sugar

  • 2/3 Cup Heavy Cream

  • 2 Tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar

  • Salt

  • 1 Pint Fresh Raspberries

  • 1 Pint Fresh Blackberries

  • 1 Pint Fresh Strawberries, stemmed and halved

  • Sweetened Whipped Cream

  • Fresh Mint (Optional)


  1. Combine butter, sugars, and cream in small saucepan over low heat. Cook, stirring frequently, until sugar dissolves. Raise heat to medium and bring sauce to a boil. Boil while whisking continuously for 5 minutes.

  2. Remove from heat and stir in the vinegar, adding salt to taste as sauce cools. The sauce will thicken as it cools.

  3. Place 2 tablespoons sauce in bottom of each of 4 glasses. Top with layers of about 1/4 cup of each kind of berry and dollop of whipped cream. Repeat layers in each glass. Garnish with fresh mint if desired and serve.