Burnt Sugar Rum Sauce

Burnt Sugar Rum Sauce


  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup water divided
  • 3 tablespoons rum


  • In a heavy medium saucepan, add the sugar and ¼ cup water. Stir to blend.
  • Place over medium-high heat and bring to a boil without any stirring, washing down any crystals that form on the side of the pan with a pastry brush dipped in water.
  • Boil until sugar syrup turns the color of brewed tea.
  • Remove from heat and slowly add the remaining ¼ cup of water and whisk until smooth.
  • Slowly add rum and whisk to blend. Sauce will thicken as it cools.


Makes approximately ¾ cup sauce