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Sweet Praline Freeze

Yield 6 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
Watch the sugar carefully; it caramelizes quickly. Aim for a golden, amber color. The darker the caramel becomes, the more bitter it is.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, butter, and nut flavoring
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 204
  • fat 6.7 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • protein 0.8 g
  • carbohydrate 37.5 g
  • cholesterol 0 mg
  • iron 0.3 mg
  • sodium 50 mg
  • caloriesfromfat 30 %
  • fiber 0.7 g
  • calcium 5 mg

How to Make It

  1. Place sugar in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat; cook until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly (do not use a nonstick skillet). Continue cooking an additional 5 minutes or until sugar is golden, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; carefully stir in water (caramelized sugar will harden and stick to spoon). Add apple juice. Place skillet over medium-high heat; cook until caramelized sugar melts.

  2. Pour mixture into an 8-inch square baking dish; stir in pecans, flavoring, and salt. Cover and freeze at least 8 hours or until firm. Remove dish from freezer; let stand 5 minutes. Break mixture into large chunks. Place frozen chunks in a food processor; process until smooth. Spoon into chilled individual bowls.

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