Almond Brickle

Serves: 4

   2 tablespoons butter
   1/4 cup agave
   2/3 cup slivered almonds
   1/4 teaspoon salt (scant)
   6 tablespoons cream

Almond Brickle is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

Melt the butter and agave in a heavy-bottomed saucepan over a medium high heat. Add the almonds and stir constantly for about 5 to 6 minutes. The mixture will darken to a rich, golden brown caramel. Do not overcook or leave unattended, as the mixture will burn easily.

Remove the mixture from the flame and, still stirring, add the salt and stir the cream in slowly. The mixture will sputter and steam. Use a long handled spoon and keep face and hands away to avoid scalding. Pour the sauce into a bowl and allow to cool.

NOTE: For easy cleanup, add about one inch of water to the pan and bring to simmer for about 5 minutes. The caramel will loosen and clean off easily.