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Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe
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Butter Pecan Ice Cream Recipe

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I like to make this very rich ice cream at home, then take it to parties or dinners. It's so convenient. If I pour it in the freezer right before we leave, It's done when we arrive—and it "ripens" by the time that it's served!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + chilling Process: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 16 servings

Ingredients

  • TOASTED NUTS:
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ICE CREAM:
  • 2-1/2 cups milk
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/3 cup maple-flavored pancake syrup
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 204 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. On a baking sheet, combine the butter, pecans, salt and 1 tablespoon sugar and spread into a single layer. Roast at 350° for 15 minutes. Stir and roast 15 minutes longer. Cool.
  2. For ice cream, in a large saucepan, heat the milk to 175°. Combine sugars and cornstarch; gradually stir into milk. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Whisk a small amount of the hot mixture into the eggs. Return all to the pan, whisking constantly. Cook and stir over low heat until mixture reaches at least 160° and coats the back of a metal spoon. Remove from the heat.
  3. Cool quickly by placing pan in a bowl of ice water; stir for 2 minutes. Stir in the cream , syrup and vanilla. Press waxed paper onto surface of custard. Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  4. Stir in the nuts. Place in ice cream freezer and freeze according to manufacturer's directions. Allow to ripen in ice cream freezer or firm up in your refrigerator freezer an hour before serving. Yield: about 2 quarts.
Originally published as Butter Pecan Ice Cream in Country Woman May/June 1991, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 204 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 80 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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