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.


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Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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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

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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

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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.

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3Stir mixture to combine.

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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.

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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