Maple Walnut Sundae Sauce


  • Makes1 to 1 servings

You can simply pour maple syrup over your ice cream, and it will be quite lovely. But if you want a really goopy, nutty sauce that will stand up to whatever ice cream you happen to glop it over, you'll want to make this.


  • 1/2 cup maple syrup

  • 1/2 cup water

  • 1/4 cup corn syrup

  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts


  • In a medium-sized heavy saucepan, combine the maple syrup, water, corn syrup and sugar. Place over medium heat and bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat slightly and let boil for 5 minutes, stirring once or twice. Add the walnuts, let it return to a boil, and boil 3 minutes longer. Remove from heat and let cool.

  • Serve warm or at room temperature, over any ice cream you like (but we recommend vanilla). Refrigerate any leftover sauce. If, after it cools, it becomes too thick, stir in a couple spoonfuls of water and warm it slightly in the microwave or in a saucepan on the stove.

This article was originally published on Mar 01, 2000

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