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jar of dark rum sauce with a spoon

Easy Rum Sauce Recipe

This amazing tropical rum sauce has only 3 ingredients and is amazing when poured over some bread pudding or even ice cream.
Course sauce, sauces
Cuisine dessert, main
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 cup
Calories 682kcal


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


  • 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.


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.


Calories: 682kcal | Carbohydrates: 138g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 453mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 130g | Vitamin C: 24mg | Calcium: 122mg | Iron: 2mg