Caramel-Pecan Frosting

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Prep Time:
Bake: 6 Minutes


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

Preparation

  1. 1. Place chopped pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan.
  2. 2. Bake at 350° for 6 minutes or until lightly toasted.
  3. 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. 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.
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