Use these caramelized walnut halves to top our Pumpkin Cake with Brown Butter Icing.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a small skillet, melt sugar over medium-high heat until medium golden, about 3 minutes. Remove skillet from heat. Working quickly, drop walnut halves, one at a time, into the melted sugar. If the sugar hardens, return skillet to low heat, and stir several minutes. Using a fork, turn walnuts until they are evenly coated. Transfer walnuts to a wire rack to cool completely. Use to decorate cake.

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Reviews (1)

21 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 11
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2011
I substituted the walnuts for pecans and used 1/4 cup sugar. I still had some caramel left. The candied pecan added so much to the pumpkin cake! I love this recipe!