Cherry-Chocolate Sundae with Spiced-Almond Praline

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  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 pint vanilla light ice cream
  • 1 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/4 cup English toffee pieces
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, melted and cooled


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Stir together first 4 ingredients (through pepper) in a small bowl. Add almonds, and stir gently until well-combined. Transfer to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, and spread nuts in a single layer. Bake in middle of oven, stirring occasionally, about 6 minutes or until golden brown and fragrant. Remove parchment from pan, and let almonds cool on paper. Nuts will crisp as they cool.

2. Break nut mixture into pieces. Portion ice cream into each of 4 tall glasses with an ice cream scoop, and top evenly with cherries, toffee, and nut mixture. Top with a drizzle of melted chocolate. Serve immediately.

    Prep: 20 minutes; Cook: 6 minutes.
  • Yield: Makes 4 servings (serving size: 1 sundae)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 314
Fat per serving: 12g
Saturated fat per serving: 6g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 3g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 1g
Protein per serving: 6g
Carbohydrate per serving: 47g
Fiber per serving: 3g
Cholesterol per serving: 28mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 137mg
Calcium per serving: 91mg

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