Havarti with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

photo from Catersource

Here is a recipe from one of my favorite professional publications, catersource.  I haven’t tried this yet, but I am planning on trying it out this weekend since I have some free time.  It just sounds too good to resist.  I would also be interested in hearing how it turns out for any of you!  (The one thing that I might add is some fresh cracked black pepper, about 1/2 tsp, but I love a touch of savory spice with my sweets)

Havarti with Whiskey Caramel Sauce

3 or 4 lb block of Havarti cheese at room temperature
3 cups brown sugar
2 Tbsp white corn syrup
3/4 to 1 cup half-and-half
2 cups walnut pieces

2 Tbsp whiskey
water crackers

Put sugar, corn syrup, cream and nuts into a heavy saucepan and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally. Cook to soft boil stage. Remove from heat and add whiskey. Stir until cool to the touch.

Pour over the block of Havarti. Occasionally the sauce will puddle around the base of the cheese; spoon it over the top again.

Serve with water crackers or gingersnaps.

4 thoughts on “Havarti with Whiskey Caramel Sauce”

  1. I had this dish at a Hannukah celebration tonight. It was out of this world Delish! I highly recommend. It’s great with water crackers but I really enjoyed the ginger snaps.

    1. Wow…I just checked the source and it wasn’t listed there either….I guess I am not safe from editing even when I cut and paste from another source! 🙂 When I have made this before, I make it with a hefty splash of whiskey. 🙂 If you are set on measuring, I would say to start with 1-2 tablespoons. You can always add more if you think that it needs more flavor. (I did insert 2 Tbsp into the ingredient list) Thanks for noticing!

  2. Had this appetizer at a wedding reception and it was so amazing to look at and even better to eat. It disappeared faster than you can say Havarti!

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