Summer is here and that means ice cream. This is a luscious sauce to use. The ice ceam consumers will love this one. It is easy to make and brings the simple dessert up a notch or two.
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 tbsp. water
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp. rum
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
Cook the sugar over medium heat in a heavy saucepan , do not stir, until it starts to melt. Now, with a fork, continue stirring until the sugar becomes a deep golden caramel colour.
Tilt the pan and CAREFULLY, pour in the water, then add the cream and rum. (this will bubble and steam vigorously).
Cook slowly over a low heat until the caramel has dissolved. Stir in the pecans and serve warm over vanilla ice cream.
Add a pecan shortbread cookie or two and enjoy.