Pecan Filling

Southern Living
Bite into a cake made with this delicious pecan filling and get a taste of true southern sweetness. Make it ahead and chill for up to 7 days.
3 cups


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1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
3/4 cup dark corn syrup
1/3 cup cornstarch
4 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups half-and-half
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 12 Minutes
Chill: 4 Hours

1. Whisk together first 6 ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly; boil 1 minute or until thickened. Remove from heat.

2. Whisk in pecans, butter, and vanilla. Place a sheet of wax paper directly on surface of mixture to prevent a film from forming; chill 4 hours.

Created date

June 2008