Caramel-Rum Sauce

READY IN: 25mins
Recipe by Carmen B.

Here is a sauce that is going to curl your toes up into heaven. You decide how to use it. Hot on ice cream, on hot apple pie, or even plain cheese cake. I used a dark rum, but maybe Captain Morgan's Spiced Rum could work also and kick it up a notch.

Top Review by Queen Roachie

I botched a loaf of strawberry-banana bread and made bread pudding out of it... and this was the perfect topping. Not too "rummy," but very flavorful and sweet. I cut the recipe in half to use ingredients I have. I tried this one cause I never have rum flavoring or extract in the house and this was the first recipe that didn't use those... Glad I found this one! Thanks for the recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a heavy saucepan.
  2. Stir in cream, water and corn syrup.
  3. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly (mixture may looked curdled. Not to worry).
  4. Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in butter, vanilla and rum (have a shot for yourself).
  6. Let mixture stand at room temperature until cooled.
  7. Store in refrigerator for up to 2 months.

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