December 8, 2014

Homemade Gift #1: Spiced Rum Sauce Dessert Sauce

Rum Sauce

This week I am going to focus on homemade gifts from the kitchen. The kind of gifts you love to give everyone around you during the season. The first gift is a simple spiced butter rum sauce. Don’t worry, there is no burning sugar and using candy thermometers with this one. This sauce is more about a simple simmer and superior flavor. It can be drizzled over ice cream, bread pudding, or just about any Christmas sweet you can think of. Make it up in a snap during naptime, even double the recipe if you have a big list this year, and put it in a pretty jar. Your friends will love the homemade decadence almost as much as you loved making it!

Homemade Gift #1: Spiced Rum Sauce

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 cups, and a little extra

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  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • ½ cup dark rum
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg


  1. Add all of the ingredients to a saucepan and bring to a slow simmer over medium well. Slowly stir the butter and sugar as they melt so nothing burns or sticks to the bottom of the pan. Once it is all warmed whisk the mixture well until smooth and thickened, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat and divide amongst two 8-ounce glass jars, or several smaller jars, and allow to cool. Seal with lid and rim and enjoy!


Include a gift tag with notes about how to enjoy the dessert sauce!

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