Rum Sauce

Lots of recipes exist for rum sauce with the one constant being, of course, rum. It's tasty and traditional served with bread pudding, but rum sauce is good as part of many more recipes as well.

Custardy Bread Pudding

Midwest Living

Bourbon-soaked raisins are layered with bread and topped with an egg and cream mixture to make these sophisticated custard desserts.

Pineapple-Glazed Ham

Better Homes and Gardens

Sometimes, the simplest recipes are really the best, as demonstrated by this stellar baked ham. With only 3 ingredients -- rich, dark rum, sweet, refreshing pineapple, and tangy dry mustard -- this incredible glaze delivers unbelievable flavor, without any fuss. Set this recipe aside, because it is sure to become your go-to for every holiday season.

Hard Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 25 mins

Rum-Sauced Bananas

Better Homes and Gardens

Amaze guests with this flaming dessert. Make this banana sauce just before serving, then ladle over low-calorie ice cream. Use rum that is at least 70 proof.

Caramelized Plantains with Rum-Raisin Sauce

Better Homes and Gardens

Plantains, which look similar to a typical banana, need to be cooked before eating. In this dessert recipe, they're sweetened.

Pear Caramel with Ice Cream

Midwest Living

Saute the pears in butter and sugar, then stir in a little rum to make this quick dessert.

Total: 15 mins

Carrot Cake Trifle

Family Circle

When you're looking for great holiday make-ahead desserts, trifles are perfect because they taste better after several hours in the fridge. This yummy trifle features a carrot cake, made with a mix, layered in a bowl with a fluffy cream cheese filling and pineapple.

Four-Layer Spice Cake

Family Circle

Each layer of this towering spice cake is brushed with rum syrup and topped with whipped cream and glace cherries.

Grilled Pineapple Skewers with Toasted Coconut Ice Cream

Midwest Living

Honey, orange juice, rum, and cinnamon coat the grilled pineapple to make sweet dessert kabobs for the creamy and rich homemade ice cream.

Cream Hearts

Family Circle

This cream cheese dessert takes a tropical turn with coconut extract. Serve the ultra creamy hearts in a pool of pineapple-rum sauce topped with a sprinkling of toasted coconut.

Dark Chocolate Fudge Sauce

Midwest Living

Why buy chocolate sauce from a can when it's so easy to make from scratch? Mix up this dessert recipe in less than 30 minutes.

Fiesta Pineapple

Better Homes and Gardens

Serve this pineapple dessert at a summer party or barbecue. It's light, delicious, and has artistic appeal.

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