pecan praline sundae

a recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

Raise you have if you love a good ice cream sundae? Chocolate, Fudge, Butterscotch, I love ‘em all. This sundae is a combination of good French vanilla, and a one-of-a-kind praline sauce. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

serves 3
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For pecan praline sundae

  • 1/2 c
    dark brown sugar, packed
  • 6 Tbsp
    sweet butter, unsalted
  • 3 Tbsp
    heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp
    brandy (optional but nice)
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt, kosher variety, coarse grind
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 c
    fresh pecans 1/2 coarsely chopped, 1/2 halved
  • good french vanilla ice cream
  • whipped cream

How To Make pecan praline sundae

  • 1
    PREP/PREPARE
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Add the brown sugar, salt cream, butter and brandy (if using) to a saucepan.
  • 4
    Set the burner to medium low, and bring the mixture up to a simmer.
  • 5
    Chef’s Tip: During the heating process, continue to stir the mixture.
  • 6
    Cook until the mixture thickens, about 4 to 6 minutes.
  • 7
    Chef’s Note: We are making a sauce, not praline candy. If you overcook the mixture, when it cools it will harden into a thick mass, and I hate it when that happens.
  • 8
    Take off the heat, and stir in the vanilla.
  • 9
    Add the pecans and allow the sauce to cool down until just slightly warm.
  • 10
    Chef’s Note: The sauce, is best when it’s first made, and will turn a bit grainy if it’s reheated. That’s not the worst thing in the world; however, you should make it just before serving.
  • 11
    PLATE/PRESENT
  • 12
    Place about 1/2-inch of the mixture into a Sunday glass.
  • 13
    Add a nice scoop of ice cream
  • 14
    Cover with a bit more of the sauce.
  • 15
    Add another scoop of ice cream.
  • 16
    Cover with more sauce.
  • 17
    Top with whipped cream, and maybe a cherry. Enjoy.
  • 18
    Keep the faith and keep cooking.
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