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Spicy Pecan and Dried Apricot Brittle for Cheese Course

No recipe image available.A sweet and spicy brittle to compliment a cheese course. Recipe by Chef Goose Sorenson.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 ounces butter
1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
1/4 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
Pinch each of ground cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, cayenne, coriander and salt
2 cups pecans halves
2 cups chopped dried apricots

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF (205ºC). Melt butter in large sauté pan. Add sugars, corn syrup and spices. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture bubbles.
  2. Add pecans and dried apricots. Continue cooking for 3 to 5 minutes, or until mixture reaches hard ball stage.
  3. Spread on baking sheet coated with cooking spray.
  4. Bake 4 minutes. Cool; break apart.

Makes 4 cups.

Recipe provided courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.