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Advocate staff photo by RICHARD ALAN HANNON -- Slow cook the sauce for a rich Praline Sundae.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Praline Sundae

Serves 4 to 6. Recipe is by Julie Kay.

1½ cups pecans

½ cup Heath toffee bits

½ cup brown sugar

1¼ cups half-and-half

Vanilla ice cream

1. Put pecans and toffee bits in slow cooker and sprinkle brown sugar over all.

2. Pour in half-and-half and cook on Low for 2 hours.

3. Scoop ice cream into glassware or sundae cups. Spoon warm sauce over ice cream and serve immediately.