Whiskey Cream Sauce

Total Time:
25 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
2 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions
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Cook the onions in the 3 tablespoons butter in a skillet over medium heat for a few minutes. When the onions are brown, turn off the burner temporarily so you won't ignite your kitchen. Or yourself.

Pour in the whiskey. As soon as it evaporates, turn the burner on medium-high heat and pour in the beef stock. Add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, then allow the mixture to bubble up and reduce by half.

Whisk in the remaining tablespoon of butter, then reduce the heat to low. Whisk in 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup cream, according to your taste. Allow the sauce to simmer and thicken for a few minutes.

Serve with beef, baby!


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Another hit for Christmas dinner! It does need to be doubled, and be sure to reduce adequately... Adults loved it, children might not be... :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this and the only think I can say is Yum Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was very tasty and looked good in the pan while cooking but totally separated when removed from the heat. Anyone know why?? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Sounds fantastic! If doubling or tripling or more, would I also increase the whiskey amount? Seems like that would be a huge amount. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I'm in love with this sauce, I could drink it it's so good! The key is to let the liquids reduce! This sauce always impresses my boyfriend, no matter how many times I make it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
made this to go with my Prime Rib Christmas dinner. Some members still preferred to have au jus, but I made them taste it and they liked it. I loved it very much-but I wasn't sure if i should strain off the onions before serving?? The recipe picture looked smooth compared to the actual recipe. So, I did NOT strain it, but if I make it again I will strain the onions out first. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is WOW, incredibly delicious sauce. I made it to accompany the 9-hour burgundy mushrooms, I had to double the amounts of the recipe because I had 20 people over, and it was unanimous…everyone loved it. Thank you for allowing me to show off with this amazing sauce. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I read all of the reviews, and was excited to try it. The sauce was nearly white, not at all like the brown creamy picture shown with the recipe, it came out very watery and looks like cream poured on steak, why is this a good thing? item not reviewed by moderator and published
Easy and very very tasty!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
FABULOUS. Everyone that tries it wants a copy of the recipe. Interesting difference with different whiskeys. Yum. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I LOVE This Sauce. I have both her cookbooks and cant wait for the new one. I make this sauce with her pan fired ribeye... TO DIE FOR. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is a really lovely recipe, we made this for our burns night (scottish thing to go with haggis, neeps & tatties. We added a teaspoon each of wholegrain & Dijon mustard for that wee extra bit oomph & it really made it, but is lovely in its original form also. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Okay I've now made this sauce twice! The first time I used the directions from her cook book and it came out awful! I decided to try one more time but looked it up in here and the directions and measurements are different so I followed these ones and it was delicious. To the previous reviewer who said it was awful it probably had to do with not reducing properly becuz I think that's where I went wrong the first time becuz the book mentioned nothing about this. Glad I gave it a second try will be making on the regular for my husband item not reviewed by moderator and published
Fabulous and quite easy. Will make many more times! Thanks Dee! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to go with the Christmas rib roast but I forgot my whiskey at home. I used the broth from the burgundy mushrooms as a substitute and several said it was the best gravy they ever had. The entire meal was perfect for Xmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I doubled the recipe because it says only two servings. It was delicious, and doubling made enough for eight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made this to go with the Rosemary Salt Crust Prime Rib recipe. Fabulous, silky sauce! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to go with a Prime Rib Roast also. However, I did not have any whisky so I used brandy instead and I also used shallots instead of onions. It was amazing! I was told by many that it was the best sauce they ever had. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was great and very easy. I might just double it next time. item not reviewed by moderator and published
We tried this tonight....very yummy and easy to make....I will be making this again item not reviewed by moderator and published
I served this to my husbands golf group - 40 men - and they went crazy over it. We had grilled cajun rubbed beef tenderloin and the sauce paired great with it. Still receiving complements weeks later! Thanks Ree!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this again tonight and it rocks!! It always turns out great. The flavor is amazing. Steaks on the bbq, whiskey sauce, twice baked potatoes and Robert Irvine's creamed spinach. What a great dinner. This recipe is in her 1st cookbook. The first time I made it for a BBQ - it was gone. Now I double it and then some. I even made it as my au-jus for french dip sandwiches. Just add horseradish to it - very good. Thanks Ree for another go to recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I am so sorry. I am a huge fan of her food but this sauce was crazy bad. It was so bad that I wonder if I messed up the recipe. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I wasn't sure I was going to like this since I'm not a fan of wiskey but let me tell ya, It is delicious. We make this sauce and the Prime Rib. It's now a family tradition every Christmas. item not reviewed by moderator and published
All I can say is yum...and boy does it impress!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this Whiskey Cream Sauce to accompany Prime Rib at Christmas. I made a huge batch of it and was certain that my neighbors could smell it and think that I was running a distillery! This was outstanding!!!! Only problem was that my house smelled of whiskey for several days. A few weeks after Christmas decided to braise some pork for dinner and didn't want to open a bottle of wine so I used some of the Knob Creek whiskey I had purchased for the cream sauce and absolutely the best braised pork ever! It gave it a wonderful smokey flavor and no taste of whiskey. AWESOME!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Not only was this sauce wonderful on mashed potatoes, but it sent The Pioneer Woman's already delicious prime rib over the top! We loved it!!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Wow! This sauce is so wonderful!! I first cooked this from Ree's cookbook about a year ago for a large family Easter dinner. It was a huge hit and I have made it several times since! I would suggest doubling or even tripling this recipe because there are NEVER any leftovers! On a side note, it's almost sinful when you add it to Ree's Creamy Mashed Potatoes! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I cook a lot and I don't know what happened but this didn't turn out for me. I just love Ree and I made a prime rib for new years and decided to make this sauce. It was so thin it was like water and it had an overpowering whiskey taste and yes i did cook the whiskey out at the begining. Even though this didn't turn out I still love Ree and the show and will try other receipes from her item not reviewed by moderator and published
Every year I try something new for the holiday dinner and I am so happy I caught this on TV. My family could not say enough about how good it was. The best part is that is was so easy to put together. AMAZING!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Absolutely incredible! I made it for Christmas dinner to go with Prime Rib and our eyes rolled back into our heads. This week I added chopped portabella mushrooms and put it over blackened swordfish. WOW! My new favourite sauce. Thanks Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
OMG!!! This whiskey sauce is to die for!! I used Jim Beam brand and it was extremely wonderful! I have used this recipe twice now; once with the rib roast (which was absolutely succulent! and I also used it last week over my oven baked chicken breasts- it was fabulous with chicken. I will be making this whiskey sauce many more times in the years to come as it is now our #1 sauce. The measurements given in the recipe are a little too small not yielding enough, so I double it for enough for both me and my husband : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the recipe tonight along with the Prime Rib and it was absolutely wonderful! I made a pasta instead of the potatoes(will try those another night and topped the pasta with the mushrooms and whiskey cream sauce. OH MY GOODNESS! Ree is right .....Scrumptous! My husband Loved it. What a great holiday meal. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made the prime rib recipe to go along with this and it was delicious. I added some of my own beef drippings (less fat from the prime rib along with the other sauce ingredients. What a great flavor! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this to accompany a beef tenderloin for Christmas dinner. It was amazing! item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this for our bone in rib roast Christmas dinner, I was a bit hesitant since I do not care for the taste or smell of Whisky, however everyone just loved it! I doubled the recipe and had plenty for 4 plus leftovers. A keeper for sure! Thanks Ree! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This sauce was awesome! It was great on the rib roast I made and my mash potatoes. The next time I will double up on the ingredients - it went very quickly. item not reviewed by moderator and published
If there was a 6th star on here I would mark it! This is THE BEST sauce. Was the perfect compliment to the prime rib and potatoes. Love it and will make it again because every loved it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
WOW! Amazing with Prime rib! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was delicious! So I made this with jack Daniels Tennessee honey so it would taste sweeter with that honey taste. It was amazing! Very thick and great crunch with the diced onions. It's enough for 2 people but very easy to double if you have more guests. My boyfriend loved this. Thank you so much Ree! Can't wait for more of your great recipes. item not reviewed by moderator and published
REALLY good!! My husband absolutely loved it. I used salted butter and left out the additional salt; otherwise, I followed the recipe exactly. I used just under 1/2 cup of the cream. This makes a VERY small amount of sauce when reduced (I would say enough for one person or barely enough for two - we like our sauce! The recipe needs to at least be quadrupled. This will be the accompanying sauce to our beef tenderloin roast on Christmas day. Yum - thanks, Ree!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Looks like you may have forgotten the beef broth? item not reviewed by moderator and published

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