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Almond Brittle Sundae

A little amaretto drizzled over the top makes this a sundae for grown-ups.

  • servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil, for baking sheet
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup sliced blanched almonds
  • 1 pint vanilla frozen yogurt, or ice cream
  • 4 teaspoons amaretto, (optional)

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Oil a 9-by-13-inch baking sheet, and set aside. Combine sugar and 2 tablespoons water in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Cover pan, and bring to a boil. Leave cover on until condensation washes down insides of pan. Turn heat to medium and cook, swirling pan occasionally, until sugar turns amber in color and registers 320 degrees.on a candy thermometer. Quickly stir in almonds, and pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet. Spread with back of a metal spoon until thin. Allow to cool completely, and break into pieces, reserving some larger ones for garnish.

  2. Step 2

    Scoop frozen yogurt or ice cream into wine or dessert glasses. Sprinkle with brittle, and garnish with a large shard. Drizzle amaretto over top if desired.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, April/May 1994