April 26, 2013

Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

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Butter Pecan Ice Cream

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cups half and half or light cream
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups whipping cream
Cooking Directions
  1. In a heavy 8-inch skillet combine pecans, granulated sugar, and butter. Cook mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon for 6 to 8 minutes or until sugar melts and turns a rich brown color.
  2. Remove from heat and spread nuts on a buttered baking sheet or foil; separate into clusters and cool. Break clusters into small chunks
  3. In a large bowl, combine half-and-half, brown sugar, and vanilla; stir until sugar is dissolved. Stir in whipping cream. Freeze cream mixture in a 4 to 5 quart ice cream freezer according to the manufacturer's directions. Stir in pecan mixture.
  4. Ripen 4 hours. Makes 16- servings. (2 quarts)
Ice Cream Cream, Pecan, Butter

Note: Stirring the pecan mixture into the thickened ice cream mixture just before ripening prevents the nuts from wrapping around the paddle.
Recipe adapted from Better Homes and Gardens, Test Kitchen Favorites Cookbook
Better Homes and Gardens

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