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    Butter Pecan Ice Cream

    Total Time:

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    Cook Time:

    50 mins

    5 mins

    45 mins

    JeanT's Note:

    Sweet, buttery ice cream with plenty of pecans. This is a combination of a few recipes I've found. Enjoy! Note: Prep time does not include cooling or freezing time.

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    Serves: 8


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    1. 1
      Melt butter in sauce pan over medium heat.
    2. 2
      Add pecans and cook until butter froths and pecans become fragrant. Stir constantly and be sure to watch that they don't burn. Should be about 5-7 minutes.
    3. 3
      Remove pecans to another bowl and set aside. Remove pan with remaining butter from heat and set aside to cool.
    4. 4
      Put cream and milk in a heavy bottom sauce pan over medium low heat and cook, stirring often, until it reaches a slow simmer.
    5. 5
      While cream mixture is cooking, whisk eggs in a medium bowl for about 2 minutes. Add sugar slowly and whisk for another 1 minute.
    6. 6
      Temper the egg mixture by adding a fourth of the simmering cream, whisking constantly. Add the remaining cream in a slow stream, whisking constantly. Return entire mixture to sauce pan and cook over medium low heat, stirring often, until it reaches a temperature of 170 degrees. Turn off burner and add the vanilla and reserved butter. Stir or whisk well.
    7. 7
      Put mixture in a shallow bowl, cover, and let cool to room temperature. Once cool, put in fridge for an hour or two.
    8. 8
      Pour mixture into the container of ice cream maker and freeze according to maker's directions.
    9. 9
      After about 10 minutes in the ice cream maker, when ice cream is starting to firm up, add the pecans. Continue freezing to desired consistency.

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    Nutritional Facts for Butter Pecan Ice Cream

    Serving Size: 1 (154 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 546.7
    Calories from Fat 442
    Total Fat 49.1 g
    Saturated Fat 23.2 g
    Cholesterol 162.7 mg
    Sodium 302.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 24.5 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.7 g
    Sugars 19.6 g
    Protein 5.6 g

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