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Homemade Butter Rum Sauce

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Whether drizzle over pie, bread pudding or ice cream, Homemade Butter Rum Sauce has simple ingredients like; butter, sugar, heavy cream and dark rum for an incredible sauce!
Course Desserts & Sweet Treats
Cuisine American
Keyword butter rum, dessert, homemade, rum, sauce
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 16 servings
Calories 98
Author Laurie McNamara


  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy cream
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons dark rum
  • sea salt flaked (optional)


  • In a small (9 or 10-inch) skillet, melt 6 tablespoons of unsalted butter.
  • Add in 3/4 cup of light brown sugar and whisk untilt the butter incorporated, sugar dissloves and is smooth.
  • Whisk while pouring in 1/3 cup of heavy cream, 2 to 3 tablespoons of dark rum and a splash of vanilla.
  • Depending on your preference, keep warm on low heat or let cool to thicken it up.


For a salted version, sprinkle in a could pinches of sea salt.
To Store:
Transfer to a jar or container with a tight fitting lid and keep in the fridge.


Serving: 1tablespoon | Calories: 98kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 19mg | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 204IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg