Whisky Caramel Sauce

Makesabout 1 cup
  • Active time: 5 min
    Total time: 1/2 hr (includes cooling to warm)

Whisky Caramel Sauce is a flavorful accompaniment to ice cream, fruit, or our favorite Bomboloni.
Published in Gourmet Live 11.30.11


  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup Scotch whisky
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • Pinch of salt


  • Cook sugar in a dry 2-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, undisturbed, until it begins to melt.
  • Continue to cook, stirring occasionally with a fork, until sugar is melted into a deep golden caramel.
  • Remove from heat and carefully add Scotch, butter, and salt (caramel will steam vigorously and harden). Cook over moderately low heat, stirring, until caramel is dissolved.
  • Cool sauce to warm.


  • Sauce can be made 3 days ahead and chilled, covered.
  • Rewarm over low heat, stirring occasionally, before serving.
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