Burnt Sugar/Pecan Rum Sauce

Summer is here and that means ice cream. This is a luscious sauce to use. The ice ceam consumers will love this one. It is easy to make  and brings the simple dessert up a notch or two.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tbsp. rum
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans

Cook the sugar over medium heat  in a heavy saucepan , do not stir, until it starts to melt. Now, with a fork, continue stirring until the sugar becomes a deep golden caramel colour.

Tilt the pan and CAREFULLY, pour in the water, then add the cream and rum. (this will bubble and steam vigorously).

Cook slowly over a low heat until the caramel has dissolved. Stir in the pecans and serve warm over vanilla ice cream.

Add a pecan shortbread cookie or two and enjoy.



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