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sweet topping essentials: praline crunch

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

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.

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For sweet topping essentials: praline crunch

  • 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

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    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.
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    Sprinkle some over your favorite sweet dessert. Enjoy.
  • 12
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.