Bourbon Burnt Sugar Sauce

Southern posted 01-20-99

Bourbon Burnt Sugar Sauce

1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup hot water
1/3 cup bourbon

Cook sugar over moderately high heat in a large heavy skillet, stirring constantly with a fork until it has completely melted and turned a deep golden caramel color. Remove from heat.

Carefully pour 1/2 cup hot water into the side of the skillet, a little at a time. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until caramel dissolves. Add bourbon, then simmer for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Allow sauce to cool slightly, then pour into a heatproof pitcher. It will thicken as it cools.

To liquefy before serving, set pitcher in a saucepan of barely simmering water and stir until sauce reaches desired consistency. Serve warm over ice cream. Makes about 1-1/2 cups. (Gourmet, November 1990)

SOURCE: Epicurious Food

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