Nut Praline Topping

June/July 2005

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An appealing make-ahead garnish, nut praline adds welcome crunch and flavor to ice cream sundaes. It's particularly good served along with any of the sauces here.

Nut Praline Topping

Makes: About 1 1/4 cups

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  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, or walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon clover honey, or other mild honey or light corn syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.
  2. Stir together nuts, brown sugar and honey (or corn syrup) in a small bowl until the nuts are well coated. Spread out on the prepared baking sheet. Bake on the center rack, stirring occasionally, until the nuts are fragrant and lightly brown, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let cool for 15 minutes. Using your fingers, crumble the praline into small pieces.

Tips & Notes

  • Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 1 month.


Per tablespoon: 49 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 3 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 1 g fiber; 1 mg sodium; 30 mg potassium.

Exchanges: 1 fat

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