April 15, 2010

Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Topping

Great on tarts too


Can't leave out the sweet tooth...
While mixing up batches of spice seasonings and blends this week, we can't leave out desserts. This one is a great topper for many things, not just for ice cream but it sure does add a lot of wallop to a regular scoop.
Use this on crumbles, runts, pies, bread puddings  - a great addition to glazed cakes, cupcakes and I have used it sprinkled on my sweet potato casserole. See, I told you it was a great topper. Mix up a batch and get to topping.
Caramel Pecan Ice Cream Topping
 
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
2 teaspoons light corn syrup
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups toasted pecan pieces
1 cup puffed rice cereal
    Line a rimmed cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with cooking oil. In a medium heavy saucepan, bring the sugar, water, butter and corn syrup to a boil over moderately high heat. Lower heat to moderate and simmer. Do not stir. Cook until a deep-amber caramel forms, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the salt, pecans and cereal. Scrape mixture onto the prepared cookie sheet, spread evenly and let cool for 30 minutes or until it is hardened.

    Break mixture into pieces and transfer to a heavy plastic bag. Use a rolling pin to crush the pieces into smaller crumbs. Serve over ice cream and desserts or any thing you set your mind on.

    12 comments :

    1. This sounds easy and delicious. I think I'll not crush it but snack on it :D That would be so additive I'm sure.

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    2. great topping..would be great on a tart

      sweetlife

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    3. This looks so yummy! I love crunchy and nutty toppings!

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    4. oh yum Drick this sounds fabulous :)

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    5. So good. Will be perfect when I have the sweet tooth :)

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    6. I can think of a lot of uses for this recipe. Thanks.

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    7. Drick.. wow...caramel pecan ice cream topping , nutritious and delicious...yum yum thanks for sharing this :)

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    8. It's streusel a la Drick!!!

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    9. ooooh goodness. that looks delicious. any ice cream treat looks good today, but the pecans in there are making my mouth water :)

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    10. Anything with pecans is a winner in my book, but then add in the corn syrup and cereal and this is a definite winner! A keeper for sure.

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    11. With vanilla ice cream that great idea, to make some desert...
      tahitian noni

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    12. Nice recipe, even looks simple but really looks delicious!

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