Sunday, March 8, 2009

Cracker Jack Caramel Sundaes

Time: 15 minutes. No ball game would be complete without the traditional peanuts and Cracker Jack. These sundaes give you both. You can use store-bought Cracker Jack (the cook gets to keep the prize) or make your own with gourmet caramel corn and salty Spanish peanuts.

Serves 8
* 1 3/4 cups sugar, divided
* 1 tablespoon butter
* 2 cups whipping cream, divided
* 2 pts. vanilla ice cream
* 2 cups caramel corn and 1 cup salted roasted Spanish peanuts; or 3 cups Cracker Jack

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 1/2 cups sugar and 1/4 cup water to a boil over medium heat. Cook without stirring until mixture starts to turn a deep reddish brown, 6 to 8 minutes. Then gently swirl the pan to color evenly, remove from heat, and add butter and 1 cup whipping cream, stirring constantly (mixture will boil furiously). Let cool slightly.

2. Whisk remaining 1 cup whipping cream and remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a medium bowl until soft peaks form.

3. Scoop about 1/2 cup ice cream into each serving bowl. Pour 2 tbsp. warm sauce over ice cream (you will have a little extra), then top each with 1/4 cup caramel corn and 2 tbsp. peanuts. Dollop portions with whipped cream.

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Nutritional Information
Calories: 664 (56% from fat)
Protein: 9g
Fat: 41g (sat 21)
Carbohydrate: 71g
Fiber: 0.5g
Sodium: 188mg
Cholesterol: 115mg

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recipes by: Sunset
Photo: Lisa Romerein; Styling: Valerie Aikman-Smith


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