Toppings, Frostings & Compotes

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  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup coconut milk
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon dark rum
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 989.9
  • Calories from Fat: 472 g
  • Total Fat: 52.5 g
  • Saturated Fat: 46.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 191.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 132.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 6.5 g
  • Sugars: 124.4 g
  • Protein: 8 g

Butterscotch Coconut Sauce

Great over vanilla or coconut ice cream! Or give a try over pound cake or cooked bananas.

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  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1⁄2 cup toasted walnuts (toasted almonds or pecans)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 1225
  • Calories from Fat: 343 g
  • Total Fat: 38.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 66.6 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 225.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Sugars: 215 g
  • Protein: 9.3 g

Cinnamon Nutty Sauce for Ice Cream Topping

Serve this over chocolate, peach, rum raisin or French Vanilla Ice Cream! You can substitute toasted almonds or pecans for the…

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  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3⁄4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 936.5
  • Calories from Fat: 777 g
  • Total Fat: 86.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 48.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 1188.6 mg
  • Sodium: 105.1 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 16.8 g
  • Protein: 15.8 g

Rich Vanilla Dessert Sauce

Serve over ice cream or rich gelato! You can create a new flavor by substituting the vanilla with either 1/2 tsp…

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  • 1⁄2 cup crushed pineapple
  • 6 tablespoons pineapple juice
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 dash Angostura bitters
  • 1 tablespoon candied ginger, chopped
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 441.4
  • Calories from Fat: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 30.4 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 115.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Sugars: 88.9 g
  • Protein: 0.8 g

Pineapple Sauce (Ice Cream Topping and More!)

Use to top your favorite flavor ice cream or to create a banana split! Great with peach or mango ice cream…

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  • 3 cups unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 10 1⁄2 cups powdered sugar (2 1/2 to 2 3/4 pounds)
  • 3 tablespoons whipping cream
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 6 drops yellow food coloring
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 1330.9
  • Calories from Fat: 682 g
  • Total Fat: 75.9 g
  • Saturated Fat: 48 g
  • Cholesterol: 203.4 mg
  • Sodium: 15.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 168.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 164.6 g
  • Protein: 0.9 g

Vanilla and Almond Frosting

You can use the base of this recipe to make almond and/or vanilla buttercream frosting. The vanilla works wonderfully with most…

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  • 2 large egg whites
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (7 ounces)
  • 1⁄4 cup water, plus
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 3⁄4 cup chopped almonds, toasted and cooled
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 495.2
  • Calories from Fat: 164 g
  • Total Fat: 18.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 154.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 78.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.1 g
  • Sugars: 70.2 g
  • Protein: 10 g

Toasted Almond Frosting

I found this wonderful recipe in Cook's Illustrated Magazine. This recipe makes 3 cups of icing, enough to frost one 4-layer…

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  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 849.4
  • Calories from Fat: 797 g
  • Total Fat: 88.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 55.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 328.5 mg
  • Sodium: 154.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.1 g
  • Sugars: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 7 g

Make-At-Home Crème Fraîche

Crème Fraîche is a thick and tangy French cream which is like a smoother and richer sour cream. If using in…

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  • 1⁄2 cup whipping cream
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1⁄4 cup strong coffee, hot
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon instant espresso powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 819.7
  • Calories from Fat: 531 g
  • Total Fat: 59.1 g
  • Saturated Fat: 36.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 245.8 mg
  • Sodium: 23 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 73.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 71.4 g
  • Protein: 2.4 g

Coffee Buttercream Frosting

I discovered this recipe in Lee Lee's Recipe Box :) I hope you will enjoy it! Cook time includes chilling time.

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  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 5 cups pecan halves
  • 1 1⁄2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons orange rind, freshly grated
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 852.1
  • Calories from Fat: 642 g
  • Total Fat: 71.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 82.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 54.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.2 g
  • Sugars: 40 g
  • Protein: 10.7 g

Spiced Orange Pecans

This is a wonderful and very easy recipe for the holidays! I found it in Taste of Home Magazine. If you…

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  • 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup butter
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 1242.6
  • Calories from Fat: 720 g
  • Total Fat: 80 g
  • Saturated Fat: 50.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 253.4 mg
  • Sodium: 403.3 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 136.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 133.2 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

Caramel Sauce

Serve this over ice cream, cheesecake or your choice. This recipe comes from Chef Patrick O'Connell from the Inn at Little…

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  • 1 cup walnut halves
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 869.6
  • Calories from Fat: 687 g
  • Total Fat: 76.4 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 42.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 7.8 g
  • Sugars: 26.9 g
  • Protein: 17.8 g

Candied Maple Walnuts

Good on ice cream or could be used to decorate the top of a cake. From Bon Appetit.

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  • 1 1⁄2 cups milk
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream (or whipping cream)
  • 1⁄2 vanilla beans, split lengthwise or 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 500.3
  • Calories from Fat: 271 g
  • Total Fat: 30.2 g
  • Saturated Fat: 16.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 421.4 mg
  • Sodium: 102.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 49.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0 g
  • Sugars: 40.2 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g

Crème Anglaise

A rich silky vanilla custard sauce to serve with poached fruits, cakes and puddings, creme anglaise is very easy to make.…

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  • 6 navel oranges
  • 2 large grapefruits
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1⁄2 lb green seedless grape, quartered lengthwise (1 1/3 cups)
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 168.6
  • Calories from Fat: 3 g
  • Total Fat: 0.3 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 2.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 43.4 g:
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Sugars: 30.4 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Orange, Grapefruit and Grape Compote

This is a nice refreshing dish from Gourmet Magazine.

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  • 2 lbs strawberries, halved if large
  • 1 lb rhubarb, cut into 3/4 ", pieces
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons crystallized ginger, minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon lime zest
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 194.1
  • Calories from Fat: 6 g
  • Total Fat: 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 5.8 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 48.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.3 g
  • Sugars: 39.9 g
  • Protein: 2 g

Strawberry-Rhubarb Compote

Serve with my Vanilla-Citrus Tea Ring. Any remaining compote would be wonderful served for breakfast or dessert with a spoonful of…

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  • 2 cups French bread, cut into 1/4 inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1⁄2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
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Nutrients
  • Calories: 561.8
  • Calories from Fat: 203 g
  • Total Fat: 22.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 12.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 52.5 mg
  • Sodium: 1454.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 67.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugars: 0.6 g
  • Protein: 21.1 g

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