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    Easy Rum Sauce Recipe

    Published August 4, 2020. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This amazing tropical rum sauce has only 3 ingredients and is amazing when poured over some bread pudding or even ice cream.

    I always say it but I’m a huge sauce fan and if you’re anything like me, then my balsamic reduction and pesto are can’t miss must makes!

    jar of dark rum sauce with a spoon

    Rum Sauce

    This tasty rum sauce is a great accompaniment for desserts as well as great for cutting into spicy rubbed proteins like pork, fish, beef, or my Jerk chicken.  It has a strong pineapple flavor that is finished with smoky rum flavors.  It’s very easy to make and will most likely take less than 15 minutes or prepare.

    How to Make It

    Follow these simple instructions for how to make this delicious rum sauce recipe:

    1. Combine pineapple juice, dark rum, and packed brown sugar into a medium-size saucepot.
    light brown sugar with rum and pineapple juice in a pot
    1. Cook the mixture over low to medium heat until the amount is reduced by ½ or until it is thick resembling a syrup.
    dark rum sauce simmering in a pot

    Variations

    There are a few more things you could put into this rum sauce to help elevate the flavor as well as slightly change it so that it will work on other recipes.  Here is what you can add at the end of making the sauce:

    • 1/4 stick of cold unsalted butter
    • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
    • Pinch of sea salt
    • 2 tablespoons sweetened condensed milk
    • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

    Make-Ahead and Storage

    Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead of time.  Keep covered and in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

    How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days.  This will freeze covered up to 2 months.  Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.

    How to Reheat: Place the desired amount into a small saucepot and cook over low heat until warmed.

    Chef Billy Parisi

    chef notes + tips

    • You can swap out dark rum for light rum for a slightly sweeter less smoky flavor.
    • Feel free to use regular sugar instead of brown sugar.
    tropical rum sauce in a serving jar

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    Let's Cook - Chef Billy Parisi

    Easy Rum Sauce Recipe

    5 from 2 votes
    This amazing tropical rum sauce has only 3 ingredients and is amazing when poured over some bread pudding or even ice cream.
    Servings: 1 cup
    Prep Time: 2 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1 cup pineapple juice
    • ¼ cup dark rum
    • ½ cup packed light brown sugar

    Instructions

    • Add all of the ingredients together into a medium-size saucepot.
    • Cook over low to medium heat for about 15 minutes or until the amount of liquid is reduced by ½.
    • Serve warm or chill and serve cold.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • Make-Ahead: You can make this recipe up to 3 days ahead of time. Keep covered and in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
     
    • How to Store: Keep covered in the refrigerator for up to 7 days. This will freeze covered up to 2 months. Thaw in the refrigerator for 1 day before reheating.
      How to Reheat: Place the desired amount into a small saucepot and cook over low heat until warmed.
     
    • You can swap out dark rum for light rum for a slightly sweeter less smoky flavor.
     
    • Feel free to use regular sugar instead of brown sugar.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 682kcalCarbohydrates: 138gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 36mgPotassium: 453mgFiber: 1gSugar: 130gVitamin C: 24mgCalcium: 122mgIron: 2mg
    Course: sauce, sauces
    Cuisine: dessert, main