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Saturday, September 3, 2011

White Chocolate Butter Pecan Ganache

The other day, through experimentation, I came up with the best tasting filling I have ever tasted. I wanted to create a filling for a cake that tasted like Butter Pecan, but I had no recipe for it. Using what I had at home this is what I came up with.

You will need:
1 12-ounce bag of premium white chocolate morsels
4 ounces of heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 cup of pecans

In the microwave or over a double boiler, heat crean just until ready to boil. Pour cream over white chocolate chips. Fold the ingredients together,do not stir as this will make bubbles. Place mixture in the refrigerator to cool while you roast your pecans.

In an oven-safe pan, heat butter and pecans at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Remove from oven, and let mixture cool completely.

Fold the nuts into the white chocolate ganache.

This stuff is so good it's like eating homemade butter pecan ice cream. I can think of all sorts of uses for this stuff, or other general application ideas like homemade butter pecan ice cream, cookies, muffins. The possibilities are endless.

Sorry, I digressed there for a moment. Use this as a filling in-between layers of cake, but I wouldn't suggest using it under fondant as the nuts will tear your fondant to shreds.

Hope you enjoy this as much as my family did.

1 comment:

  1. I would imagine that you could also make a yummy Butter Pecan Cake with this method as well. Just mix up a yellow cake mix and roast up your pecans (I would double the 3 T. butter and 1/4 cup pecans just because I love them that much) and add the roasted pecans to your yellow cake mix. You would probably want to remove about 3-6 Tablespoons of the oil though to balance out the butter used to roast the pecans.