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Mexican Sundaes

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Sprinkling the work surface with sugar, cinnamon and cocoa before rolling out the puff pastry captures the flavors of Mexico,  and provides a crispy topping for ice cream sundaes.

  • Thaw: 40 minutes
  • Prep: 10 minutes
  • Bake: 15 minutes
  • Cool: 20 minutes
  • Serves: 8
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Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup sugar

  • 2 tsp. ground cinnamon

  • 1 tsp. unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1/2 of a 17.3-ounce package Pepperidge Farm® Puff Pastry Sheets (1 sheet), thawed

  • 4 cups vanilla ice cream

  • 3/4 cup chocolate sauce

  • 1/3 cup pecans, toasted and chopped

Directions

  1. Heat the oven 375°F.  Stir the sugar, cinnamon and cocoa powder in a small bowl.

  2. Lightly sprinkle the work surface with 1/4 cup sugar mixture.  Unfold the pastry sheet on the sugar mixture and sprinkle with the remaining sugar mixture.  Roll the dough into a 12x12-inch square.  Cut into 4 (12x3-inch) strips.  Cut each strip into 4 (3-inch) squares, then cut each square diagonally to make triangles, making 32 in all.  Place the pastry triangles onto 2 baking sheets.

  3. Bake for 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown.  Remove the pastries from the baking sheet and let cool completely on a wire rack.

  4. Spoon 1/2 cup ice cream into each of 8 bowls.  Drizzle with the chocolate sauce.  Top each with 4 pastries.  Sprinkle with the nuts, if desired.  Serve immediately.

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Tip

A lattice pattern can be created by topping the Puff Pastry with a metal cooling rack, then turning it at a right angle halfway through the baking.

When cutting Puff Pastry, the sharper the knife or pastry cutter, the better. A dull edge can cement layers together and prevent pastry from rising.

To create a tart with an extra puffy crust: take a knife and score two lines around the edge, then prick the area inside this border with a fork.

Puff Pastry can be stored in the freezer in the original packaging for up to 6 months.

Inspiration

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  • Top any dessert with shaved chocolate for a gorgeous presentation.

  • Toasting pecans gives them a more intense, nutty flavor. You can toast them in just a few minutes by heating them in a skillet.

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Submitted by:
Savannah J.
Date: 2/18/2008

5 star rating

"My kids loved it. I had to make it three days in a row for them!"

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