Add a nutty twist to your classic cookie with pecans and pralines. Garnish with warm caramel salt and flaky sea salt for the perfect sweet-savory combination. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is all this warm skillet needs to be the perfect dessert for a nut-lover's sweet tooth.

Recipe by Southern Living September 2016


Credit: Alison Miksch

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15 mins
1 hr 20 mins
Serves 8 to 10


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  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly coat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with cooking spray. Beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, and butter with a heavy-duty electric stand mixer at medium speed until light and fluffy. Add egg, milk, and vanilla, beating until blended.

  • Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt in a bowl. Add to butter mixture gradually, beating at low speed until combined.

  • Add chopped pecans and toffee bits; beat until combined.

  • Spread mixture evenly in prepared skillet. Top with pecan halves and caramel sauce.

  • Bake in preheated oven until golden and set, about 50 minutes. Let stand 15 minutes; sprinkle with sea salt and cut into wedges. Serve with vanilla ice cream.