Buttered Pecan Ice Cream Topping

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 1 cup
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1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter

1/2 cup light brown sugar 

1/4 cup light corn syrup 

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 

1 1/2 cups toasted pecan halves

1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. In a small saucepan, combine the butter, sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar is melted and the mixture becomes thick and syrupy, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in the pecans, then remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla. Let cool slightly.