|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: About 1 3/4 Cups (28 servings)|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 3g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 2g||9%|
|Total Carbohydrate 7g||2%|
|Dietary Fiber 0g||1%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This rich vanilla sauce is a custard-like version with a hint of cinnamon. It's thickened with flour and an egg. Feel free to omit the cinnamon or nutmeg and add a tablespoon or two of rum or spiced rum.
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar or light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- Pinch ground nutmeg or cinnamon
- 1 large egg
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 1/2 cups milk or half-and-half
- Dash salt
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Gather the ingredients.
In a medium saucepan, combine the brown sugar, flour, nutmeg or cinnamon, the egg, melted butter, milk, and salt. Whisk until well blended and then place the pan over medium heat.
Cook, whisking constantly until the mixture has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. To test, dip a spoon in the thickened mixture and turn it over. Run a finger down the back of a spoon. If the mixture does not run into the path your finger made, the sauce is done.
Place a mesh sieve over a bowl and strain the sauce through it. Stir the vanilla into the sauce and refrigerate until serving time.
Serve and enjoy!
- For a richer and creamier sauce, use light cream, whipping cream, or heavy cream in the sauce.
- Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of good quality rum to the sauce along with the vanilla.