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Pumpkin Sundae with Sage Caramel

Total Time: 45 Minutes | Yield: 4-6 servings

This pumpkin sundae makes the most of fresh sage combining it with a deep, amber salted caramel sauce for a festive finale to any holiday meal. Whipped cream sweetened with brown sugar and a sprinkling of salted pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, adds a finishing touch that takes store-bought pumpkin ice cream to the next level.

Ingredients:

  • Pumpkin Ice Cream
  • For the Sage Caramel Sauce:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 sage leaves
  • 1/2 cup cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • For the Whipped Cream:
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • For Garnish:
  • Salted, roasted pumpkin seeds
  • Extra fresh sage leaves

Instructions:

    Prepare the Sage Caramel Sauce:
  1. In a large sauce pan, heat sugar over medium high heat until it dissolves and turns a light amber color.
  2. Add sage leaves and continue to cook unitl sugar turns deep amber.
  3. Add cream and salt and stir until caramel is smooth and thick.
  4. Prepare the Whipped Cream:
  5. With a hand mixer whip cream until soft peaks form.
  6. Add brown sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form.
  7. Assemble the Sundaes:
  8. Scoop a generous amount of pumpkin ice cream into a bowl.
  9. Top with several tablespoons of caramel sauce.
  10. Dollop with whipped cream.
  11. Garnish with a large fresh sage leaf and a sprinkling of salted pumpkin seeds. Eat!