Sweet Rum Pecan Glaze

by Heather on November 26, 2010

‘Tis the season for pecans in this girl’s world!  I remember growing up (and to this day) my parents have always picked up pecans around our neighborhood and taken the nuts to be shelled during the fall.  Besides the fact that pecans have been a favorite nut of my family for generations I actually don’t love them raw.  But there’s just something about those little flat brown nuts that makes me excited when they get all toasty!

So yes, this is brown sugar pound cake that is covered to the max with a sweet rum pecan glaze.  And it will rock your world!  Besides the fact that it’s super simple to make, the flavor is amazing and you could top anything with it – waffles (Lord knows sometimes we need rum in the morning, even if it IS just the flavor), cakes, muffins, fingers, anything.  The world is full of possibilities for this guy.

SWEET RUM PECAN GLAZE

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp rum (the real stuff!)
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

In a small saute pan toast the chopped pecans over low heat for about 5-10 minutes, stirring constantly.  The second you smell a slightly nutty smell remove them from the heat and put them on a plate.  In a small saucepan combine all of the other ingredients and simmer over low heat until the sugars are melted into the liquids, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the pecans.  While still hot pour over whatever you want.

And the next step?  Well, clearly the next step is to close your eyes, smile sublimely, and then send me a thank-you email :)  Enjoy!

 

I hope you guys have an absolutely amazing Friday!

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{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Gillian November 26, 2010

I would love this for breakfast, second breakfast, snack and dessert.

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2 Estela @ Weekly Bite November 26, 2010

Looks delicious! I love rum glazes!

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3 Tina @ Faith Fitness Fun November 26, 2010

I’m right there with you. I’m not the biggest raw pecan fan – much prefer almonds, cashews, etc. But as a sweet coating on things??? Sign me up!

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4 Salah November 26, 2010

This looks amazing :-) Mom and dad have like 50lbs of pecans at home haha I’m sure they’d love to send ya’ll some when they get them all shelled! lol

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5 Baking Serendipity November 26, 2010

I love pecans! And this glaze sounds fantastic :) What a great way to spice up holiday recipes…thank you!

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6 KeepItSweet November 26, 2010

mmm so many possibilities with this:-)

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7 Jessica @ How Sweet November 26, 2010

You had me at rum.

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8 Ingrid November 29, 2010

Sounds wonderful!

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