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Ice Cream with Sweet Sherry Sauce

This grown-up sundae melds cream sherry and honey into a syrupy sauce that plumps up dried fall fruits, turning an everyday scoop into an extravagance. Cream sherry is a rich, sweet, dark version of sherry, and it can be found at most wine stores.

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  • Servings: 4
  • Yield: Makes 1 cup sauce

Source: Martha Stewart Living, November 2007


  • 1/2 cup cream sherry
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup dried figs (any variety), halved
  • 2 tablespoons dried currants
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1 pint vanilla ice cream


  1. Heat sherry and honey in a saucepan over low heat, stirring, until warm. Stir in raisins, figs, and currants. Cover, and remove from heat. Let stand for 20 minutes. Stir in almonds.

  2. Divide ice cream among bowls. Pour sauce over top.

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