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Praline Liqueur

Yield 4 1/2 cups.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 4 cups pecan pieces, lightly toasted
  • 2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise
  • 4 cups vodka

Nutrition Information

  • calories 64
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 0.0 g
  • satfat 0.0 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 8.7 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 3 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium saucepan, and cookover medium-high heat until sugars dissolve. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Place pecans and vanilla beans in a1-gallon jar. Pour hot mixture into jar; let cool. Add vodka; stirwell. Cover tightly, and store in a dark place at room temperature at least 2 weeks. Shake jar gently once daily.

  2. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer lined with 2 layers of cheesecloth into a bowl, discarding solids. Pour mixture through a wire-mesh strainer lined with a coffee filter into a bowl. Change filter often. (Mixture will drip slowly.) Pour mixture into jars; cover tightly. Store at room temperature.

  3. Use in coffee, baked apples, or low-fat cakes.

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