Martha Stewart's Brandy Butter Dessert Sauce

Recipe by Lennie

Martha says this is "lovely with steamed puddings" but I'm thinking that this is the perfect sauce for bread pudding!

Top Review by Donna B

This a very tasty sauce, and extremely easy to make. The only change I made,was instead of cognac, I used bourbon. It only makes about a cup of sauce, which needs to be considered depending on the amount of desert you are serving it with. I served it with a caramel bread pudding and ran a little short. I will definitely do it again.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small, heavy saucepan, bring the cream to a boil.
  2. Stir in the butter and sugar.
  3. Pour some of this mixture into the egg yolks, whisking to prevent curdling.
  4. Return egg-yolk mixture to the pan and simmer, stirring constantly, just until the mixture thickens; do not boil.
  5. Remove from the heat and stir in the Cognac.

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