Saturday, October 14, 2017

Maple Whiskey Oatmeal Layered Dessert #recipe #mystery @abbottmysteries


Rolled oats don't need to be confined to breakfast. This delicious and very easy dessert was adapted from a recipe in the Globe Style Advisor for Fall 2017.  I thought it reflected my Scottish and Irish roots nicely.  Victoria commented that the dessert was fabulous and quite boozy, so govern yourselves accordingly.  It's not only easy but also fun to make. And brown sugar, oats, pecans and maple syrup are on the top of our list of faves.  We like Irish whiskey too and that explains the Jameson.

Maple Whiskey Oatmeal Layered Dessert 


¹/³ cup Jameson whiskey (we could have used Scotch, but we went with what we had)
1 tbsp butter
¹/³ cup rolled oats
¹/³ cup chopped pecans
¼ cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1¼ cups whipping cream
1/3 to ½ cup maple syrup

Melt butter in a small frying pan over medium heat.

Add rolled oats and toast, stirring often, for 5 minutes.

Add pecans and cook for 1 minute.

Add brown sugar and cook, stirring for 2 to 3 minutes until melted.  

Turn onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Cool. Crumble into pieces.

Whip cream to soft peaks.  Add one tablespoon of maple syrup and all the whiskey (wheee!)  and whip until stiff peaks form.  

Spoon 2 tsp of maple syrup into the bottom of 4 serving glasses.

Top with whipped cream and oat mixture.
Drizzle with maple syrup, then repeat that layers, saving some syrup to drizzle on top.  

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Serve immediately or refrigerate.

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  1. That looks absolutely lethal! Is it a form of crannochan (sp?)? I think I'd go with honey since I'm not a maple syrup fan. Love maple sugar candy but not syrup. Go figure!

    1. It is a form of cranachan (sp?)! But because I made it Irish .... Hugs. MJ

  2. Oh, that looks good!! xoxo - Cleo

  3. Nothing wrong with your dessert having a bit of a kick.

  4. I'd love to try this recipe and maybe add a few shavings of dark chocolate on top. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Oh, my! What amazing ingredients.
    Well done.