Vanilla-Brown Sugar Syrup

This recipe is obviously not for those who are sensitive to sugar, but it might make this recipe happier for your family members who are not on the diet


1 1/2 cups packed dark brown sugar
1 1/2 cups water
3 Tablespoon ghee/margarine
1/8 teaspoon sea salt
1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon gfcf vanilla extract

Combine brown sugar, water, ghee, and sea salt in a 2-quart heavy saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved.  Boil until syrupy and reduced to about 1 1/2 cups, about 12-15 minutes.  Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and vanilla, then let cool to warm or room temperature.

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