Saturday, December 15, 2018

Praline Pecan Sauce #Recipe @PegCochran

This dessert sauce is simple and easy to whip up--it takes no time at all.  It makes a charming hostess gift packaged in a glass container with a pretty bow and also turns plain pound cake or ice cream into something special.  Always good at this time of year when you want an easy dessert when family gathers.  The recipe comes from The Novice Chef.

1 cup pecan halves
1 1/4 cups light brown sugar
3/4 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Arrange pecans  on baking sheet. Toast until browned and fragrant, stirring halfway, about 8 minutes. Set aside.

Combine the brown sugar, evaporated milk, butter and corn syrup. 

Bring to a simmer, whisking, and simmer for approximately three minutes.  It should thicken slightly and coat the back of a spoon. 

Stir in the vanilla extract, salt and toasted pecans. The sauce will thicken 
more as it cools.

Serve praline sauce warm over ice cream, pancakes, cakes or bread pudding. 

Refrigerate  leftover   sauce and heat it in the microwave or on the stovetop before using.

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  1. Can I just eat the sauce with a spoon? Yum!

  2. Eating it a spoon sounds like a plan, Sheila!

  3. I can assure you that eating with a spoon is an excellent use of the sauce!

  4. Sounds like yummy deliciousness to me! I'd love it as a gift and they do say give what you would love to receive. :)
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  5. Oh my does that sound wicked good!

  6. I only have pecans on hand during the holiday season and this sauce will be a sure hit with my family. Thanks so much for sharing it!