Brown Sugar and Brandy Date Sauce

Brown Sugar and Brandy Date SauceRecipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story; Styling: Karen Shinto
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.


Serves 4
Total time: 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 297
Caloriesfromfat 34 %
Protein 0.9 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 7.3 g
Carbohydrate 43 g
Fiber 2.7 g
Sodium 68 mg
Cholesterol 31 mg


1/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into chunks
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups halved and pitted Medjool dates
1/4 cup brandy
Vanilla ice cream
Toasted pecan halves


1. 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.

2. 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.