Sweet dates, warmed and coated in a quick caramel sauce, come out tasting like British sticky-toffee pudding. This can easily be made ahead and rewarmed when you're ready to serve.
Melt butter with sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a medium frying pan over high heat. Add dates and 1/2 cup water and cook until mixture is simmering and comes together into a sauce, about 5 minutes.
Remove pan from heat and carefully add brandy. Stir to combine. Serve over scoops of vanilla ice cream with pecans.
Note: Nutritional analysis is per 1/3-cup serving date sauce.
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