In a heavy-bottomed saucepan combine sugar with 1/4 cup water and bring to a boil, stirring often. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is a deep nutty-brown color and consistency of thin syrup, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Carefully stir in cream and return sauce to high heat. Boil, stirring often, 2 minutes. Best if used immediately.
Yield: about 3/4 cup