Walnut Dessert Sauce

Preparation info
  • Makes

    2 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Better Than Store-Bought: Authoritative recipes that most people never knew they could make at home

By Helen Witty and Elizabeth Schneider

Published 1979

  • About

Lacking a walnut orchard of your own, the vacuum-packed canned walnuts are likely to be the freshest and tastiest. If you can buy good fresh walnuts in the fall, freeze them in their shells (or without shells) until you need them.

Our recipe produces a very thickly nutted sauce. If for some reason you prefer fewer nuts and more syrup, reduce the nuts accordingly and add more corn syrup—don’t increase the maple, or it will be too strongly flavored.