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Caramel-Pecan Frosting

Prep time 10 mins
Bake time 6 mins
Cook time 10 mins
Yield Makes 3 cups
  

Ingredients

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract

How to Make It

  1. Place chopped pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan.

  2. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.

  3. Bring butter and brown sugar to a boil in a 3 1/2-qt. saucepan over medium heat, whisking constantly (about 2 minutes). Remove from heat, and slowly whisk in buttermilk.

  4. Return mixture to heat, and bring to a boil. Pour into bowl of a heavy-duty electric stand mixer. Gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla and almond extracts, beating at medium-high speed until smooth (about 1 minute). Stir in pecans. Use immediately.