Cinnamon Oblivion

Recipe by Kaccy G.




  • For candied pecans, combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 2 tablespoons water, 1 teaspoon butter, and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  • Heat until mixture boils and all sugar granules are dissolved.
  • Add chopped pecans to mixture and stir for 1 to 2 minutes over heat.
  • Be sure that all pecans are well-coated.
  • Pour mixture onto a large plate and continue to stir until mixture hardens and begins to break up.
  • You should be able to separate all of the nuts.
  • For the croutons, preheat the oven to 300°F.
  • Pour the slice bread cubes onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 15 to 20 minutes or until the bread has turned light brown.
  • Stir halfway through cooking time.
  • Melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Pour baked croutons into the pan and sauté until the bread is well-coated with butter.
  • Combine the 2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle this mixture over the croutons while stirring so that the croutons are well-coated with cinnamon/sugar.
  • Remove croutons from the heat and pour them onto a plate to cool.
  • Prepare apples by carefully mixing them with 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in a large bowl.
  • You want to be sure you don't stir hard enough to break up the apples.
  • Microwave the apple for 1 to 2 minutes or until hot.
  • To assemble the dessert for serving, first roll four cup-size scoops of ice cream in the pecan pieces.
  • You can do this step ahead of time if you like, keeping the pecan-covered scoops in your freezer.
  • Place an ice cream scoop onto a small plate, then pour about a tablespoon of caramel over the ice cream.
  • Dribble another tablespoon around the base of the ice cream onto the plate.
  • Spread the hot apples around the base of the ice cream being sure to divide them evenly amongst the four servings.
  • Divide the croutons into four portions and sprinkle them on the apples around the base of the ice cream scoop on each plate.
  • Spread a generous portion of whipped cream onto the top of each scoop of ice cream.
  • Top off each dish with a fresh strawberry.