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Candied Kahlua Pecans

Posted by Caveman Cooking on May 11, 2010

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These are phenomenal in salads, cookies, cakes, with ice cream, as a crust or crushed topping for fish, or just straight! Best of all, they couldn’t be easier to make!! 😉

INGREDIENTS

1 Cup Whole Pecan Pieces
1 Tbsp Butter
1.5 Tsp White Sugar
2 Tsp Brown Sugar
1 Shot (1.5 oz.) Kahlua

RECIPE

In a medium-large non-stick skillet melt the butter over a medium-high flame. If using a traditional pan add another tablespoon of butter.
Pecans in Butter

Evenly sprinkle both sugars over pecans.
Pecans Getting Dusted in Sugars

Stir and flip pecans until all are fully and evenly coated in butter and sugars. Saute for another 3-4 minutes taking care not to burn the nuts. (Yes, I’ve been dying to say that! :lol:)
Sauteing Pecans

Just before they are done, add the Kahlua, carefully flambe, and then quickly saute until caramelized. No more than 30-60 seconds.
Pecans Getting Kahlua

Remove from heat and place on a plate to cool. Use, munch, or store in an airtight container until ready to use … it will last about a week in the fridge.
HINT: I know you are going to want to try one right away. But, unless you are from the Marquis de Sade school of cooking, let them cool sufficiently. Anything “candied” gets very hot!
Candied Kahlua Pecans

I told you these were easy! 😉

Prep Time = 5 minutes
Cook Time = 5 minutes
Makes 1 Cup

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This recipe originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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Caramelized Apples

Posted by Caveman Cooking on April 5, 2010

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Side Dish Showdown #3

Featured in Side Dish Showdown #3

Caramelized Apples
This goes great as a side dish or topping for pork, fowl, or game recipes. The recipe can also be used to caramelize pears, peaches, bananas and more!

INGREDIENTS

1 Apple
1 Tablespoon Butter
1.5 Teaspoons Brown Sugar
1/2 Teaspoon White Sugar
1 Shot (1.5 oz.) Brandy or Cognac
1/2 Lemon

RECIPE

Wash, peel, core and vertically slice apple.
Peeling and Slicing Apple

Immediately place slices into bowl with two cups of cold water and the juice from 1/2 a fresh lemon. Let stand for 5-10 minutes. This will not only add some flavor to the dish, but will also aid in preventing the apples from turing brown.
Apples Soaking in Lemon Water

In medium (10″) skillet melt butter over medium flame. Meanwhile, drain apple slices well. If they are too wet, the water will make the butter burn.
Melting Butter

When butter is fully melted, place slices in skillet. Add sugar and brown sugar.
Adding Sugar and Brown Sugar

Cook until edges start to brown, then flip over apple slices and do same to other side. Be careful not to overcook or they will become mushy. Just before they are done, add the brandy, carefully flambe, and saute until the flame in the pan dies out.
Caramelizing Apples

Remove from heat and serve alongside (or even on top of) your favorite pork, fowl or game dish.
Caramelized Apples

Prep Time = 12 Minutes
Cook Time = 8-10 Minutes
Serves 2-3

©2010 Caution: Caveman Cooking/UHearMe, Inc. All rights reserved. This recipe originally appeared on the Caution: Caveman Cooking blog at http://cavemancooking.net authored by Caveman. This recipe may be shared and reprinted as long as this entire copyright message accompanies it.

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