BUTTER PECAN GLAZE

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

This is the glaze that I made to top my Fresh Apple Cake, but you can use it to top ice cream, pies & other cakes or desserts.

I thought it was a good idea to share the glaze recipe by it's self, in the event you just wanted a toasted pecan glaze to compliment a dessert. I love butter pecan & this glaze is quick, simple, easy, tasty & packs a lot of flavor.

It was my idea to use Butter Flavored Extract in the recipe, the original recipe called for Orange Extract. I felt the Butter Flavored Extract would be more complimentary with the pecans. You can use what ever flavor you prefer.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
Glazes top & drizzles down the sides of cake
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
10 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1/2 stick
butter, softened (1/4 cup)
1/2 c
pecan halves (i used chopped)
3/4 c
firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 c
heavy cream (can use evaporated milk)
1/4 c
corn syrup, ( i used light)
1 tsp
butter extract original called for 1/8 tsp orange)

Step-By-Step

1Using a small sauce pan add the 1/2 stick butter with chopped pecans or pecan halves. Toast over medium high heat as butter melts, all the while stirring constantly about 5 minutes
2Add the cream & corn syrup to the sauce pan.(Note I combined the cream & corn syrup into a one cup measure before adding it in.
3Stir mixture to combine.
4Add the brown sugar, stir until it is blended into wet ingredients. Bring to a rolling boil. Cook for 2 minutes. STIRRING CONSTANTLY. REMOVE FROM HEAT. Allow to cool just a bit then stir in butter flavored extract, and stir to blend.
NOTE- A ROLLING BOIL IS WHEN YOU BRING TO A BOIL AND IT CONTINUES TO BOIL EVEN AS YOU STIR IT.
5Cool until glaze thickens slightly, then carefully drizzle over top of cake and allow it to drizzle down sides of cake while glaze is still slightly warm. Note- If it hardens too much you will need to reheat, so work quickly.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy