Sweet Topping Essentials: Praline Crunch

Andy Anderson !


This is an easy topping to put together, and is great to sprinkle on things like a freshly-baked pumpkin pie or cheesecake, or even a nice big bowl of vanilla ice cream. In my case, I am using them as a crunchy topping to my citronfromage dessert.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.


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10 Min
10 Min
Stove Top



  • 1/2 c
    pecans, finely chopped
  • 1/2 c
    walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt, kosher variety
  • 1/2 c
    coconut sugar, light brown variety
  • 1 pinch
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 c

How to Make Sweet Topping Essentials: Praline Crunch


  2. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  3. Add the pecans and salt to a small saucepan, over medium heat.
  4. Toss the nuts in the pan, until they begin to brown.
  5. Whisk the sugar, cinnamon, and water together in a bowl, and then add to the saucepan.
  6. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until the syrup begins to turn a nice golden color, about 8 – 10 minutes.
  7. Spread the mixture out on a piece of parchment paper, and allow to cool.
  8. Add the hardened candy to a small food prep, and give it a few 1-second pulses to break it into small pieces.
  9. Store in the fridge, using a small jar, until ready to use.
  11. Sprinkle some over your favorite sweet dessert. Enjoy.
  12. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Sweet Topping Essentials: Praline Crunch

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: American

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