Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the sugar, corn syrup and water in a large, heavy saucepan and place over medium heat.
  2. Stir until the sugar dissolves and the syrup is clear.
  3. Boil for 2 minutes without stirring.
  4. Add the walnuts, bring back to a boil, and cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  5. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  6. Serve and store at room temperature.
  7. Stir well before using.
  8. Variations: Fall Walnut Topping: Add 1/4 cup raisins and 1/4 cup chopped dried figs along with the nuts.
  9. Process with the recipe as indicated.
  10. Walnut Whiskey Topping: Add 1/4 cup whiskey to the finished topping.


Most Helpful

This was quite tasty. I cut the recipe into a third because I didn't want so much and it worked out great!

wildeyeris March 06, 2009

I started making this recipe about 7 years ago. It's perfect. I actually add a teaspoon or two of vanilla extract and a scraping of vanilla bean and it perfectly replicates the flavor of the wet walnuts of my youth.

aniea June 15, 2011

Tripled recipe & added about 1/2 cup more water - didn't want syrup too thick. Outstanding recipe! Thanks Jan H. for a real sleeper keeper!

Buster's friend August 10, 2010

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