Whiskey Sauce

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 25 min (includes cooling time)
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: about 1 1/2 cups
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1 cup confectioners' sugar, sifted

3/4 cup heavy cream, warmed

1/4 cup bourbon


  1. In a medium saucepan over medium-low heat, add the confectioners' sugar. Cook, without moving the pot, until the sugar begins to melt, about 3 minutes. Continue to cook, whisking occasionally to break up any lumps, until the sugar is completely melted and golden brown, 3 to 4 minutes.
  2. Pour in the warm cream. The mixture may solidify. Raise the heat to medium and simmer, stirring, until the mixture melts again and is smooth, about 3 minutes. Take the pot off the heat and carefully add the bourbon. Return to the heat, bring to a boil, and simmer 1 minute to cook off some of the harshness of the bourbon. Let cool at least 10 minutes before serving, but serve warm.

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