Steven Raichlen's Barbecue! Bible

Rum Raisin Sauce

Recipe by Steven Raichlen

Photo credit: Richard Dallett


  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/2 cup salted butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (light or dark—it doesn’t matter)

Step 1: Combine the raisins and rum in a bowl and let soak for 30 minutes.

Step 2: Melt the butter in a small saucepan and stir in the brown sugar. Bring to a boil, whisking until smooth. Add the rum and raisins and boil until thick. Let cool slightly before serving with the ice cream.


Serve over Smoked Ice Cream.