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Amaretto Pecans

Stove-top Amaretto Pecans will turn your Sunday into a Sundae! These are sweet and sticky and perfect for an adult dessert.

You're going to love these Amaretto Pecans on your winter desserts. Soaked in Amaretto and then cooked on the stove top.

Stove-Top Amaretto Pecans

This week I needed something chocolaty! I also wanted some ice cream in a bad way! I’ve had this idea of Amaretto Ice Cream for some time, but wasn’t sure what to pair it with. I finally came with the idea of a Hot Chocolate Float. Make the ice cream and add the hot chocolate to it and BAM you get this amazing dessert. And everyone knows that the perfect ice cream needs the perfect topping – Amaretto Pecans to the rescue.

Now, before you get excited about these pecans being a snacking treat, I’m sorry to disappoint you. These pecans turned out soft and sticky. They were good to eat, don’t get me wrong, but I just don’t see someone sitting down with a bowl of them.

I ended up chopping up most of them to put into the ice cream and reserved a handful to top my floats.

You're going to love these Amaretto Pecans on your winter desserts. Soaked in Amaretto and then cooked on the stove top.


I think these would be an awesome addition to any sundae party! Move over boring nuts, these Amaretto Pecans are ready to impress!

Ok, it would have to be an adult-ish sundae party because I don’t think that the kids would appreciate them. Kids can be kind of particular… They don’t know what they’re missing!

The pecans and Amaretto are cooked on the stove-top until all the alcohol has evaporated leaving behind all the sticky flavor. I loved them!

You're going to love these Amaretto Pecans on your winter desserts. Soaked in Amaretto and then cooked on the stove top.

This post is part one of a three-part series including Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats and Amaretto Ice Cream.

It's a great night when you sit down and enjoy these Amaretto Hot Chocolate Floats!
You can't find this Amaretto Ice Cream in the stores. Make this amazing homemade ice cream ASAP! We loved it!
Yield: 1.5 cups

Amaretto Pecans

You're going to love these Amaretto Pecans on your winter desserts. Soaked in Amaretto and then cooked on the stove top.

You're going to love these Amaretto Pecans on your winter desserts. Soaked in Amaretto and then cooked on the stove top.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ C Amaretto
  • 1½ C Pecans
  • 3 Tbsp Sugar
  • pinch of salt

Instructions

    1. Place all the ingredients into a heavy-bottomed pot over medium heat. Mix the amaretto and sugar coating the pecans until all of the liquid has evaporated.
    2. Transfer the pecans to a cookie sheet lined with a silicone mat to cool completely.
    3. Store loosely covered in a dry (non-humid) location.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    6

    Serving Size:

    1

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 275Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 3gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

    Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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