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Maple Cream Fluff

 Maple Cream Fluff
Mmm-maple is the featured flavor in this rich and nutty dessert. It's a nice change-of-pace contribution to a holiday potluck. I've yet to come home with leftovers!
12-15 ServingsPrep: 25 min. + chilling Cook: 5 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1 cup maple syrup
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted, divided
  • 2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (about 60 wafers), divided

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, soften gelatin in cold water; let stand for 1
  • minute. Cook and stir over low heat (do not boil) until gelatin is
  • dissolved, about 4 minutes. Remove from the heat; slowly stir in
  • syrup. Set pan in ice water; whisk in milk. Continue whisking until
  • mixture has thickened, about 10 minutes; remove pan from ice bath
  • and set aside.
  • In a bowl, beat cream until stiff peaks form. Fold in 3/4 cup pecans
  • and the maple mixture. Sprinkle 1 cup wafer crumbs into a 13-in. x
  • 9-in. dish; top with maple mixture. Sprinkle with remaining pecans
  • and wafer crumbs.
  • Cover and chill for at least 6 hours or overnight. Refrigerate any
  • leftovers. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.