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Praline Parfaits Recipe

"The recipe for this sweet, nutty ice cream sauce comes from a famous New Orleans restaurant," reports Cindy Stephenson of Houston, Texas. "When we entertain, I top each pretty parfait with whipped cream and a pecan half."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + cooling YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 bottle (16 ounces) dark corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 to 4 cups vanilla ice cream


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the corn syrup, sugar and water; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in pecans. Cool completely. Spoon half of the ice cream into four parfait glasses or dishes. Top each with 2 tablespoons sauce. Repeat layers. Refrigerate leftover sauce. Yield: 4 servings (about 2-1/2 cups).

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 789 calories, 32 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 44 mg cholesterol, 255 mg sodium, 131 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.

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