Notes: This sauce is excellent over ice cream. You can make it up to 3 weeks ahead; chill airtight. To heat, cook, uncovered, in a microwave-safe bowl in a microwave oven at 30% power until warm and fluid, about 2 minutes.

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Makes about 1 cup


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  • In a 2- to 3-quart pan over medium heat, tilt and swirl sugar often until melted and amber-colored, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in cream; mixture will bubble and sugar will harden. Stir until sugar melts again and sauce boils, 6 to 8 minutes.

  • At once, pour sauce into a bowl. Stir in vanilla.

  • Let sauce cool for 10 minutes, then, if desired, stir in rum. Serve warm or cool.

  • Nutritional analysis per tablespoon.

Nutrition Facts

77 calories; calories from fat 53%; protein 0.3g; fat 4.6g; saturated fat 2.9g; carbohydrates 8.8g; sodium 5.2mg; cholesterol 17mg.