This has the consistency of honey infused with walnuts, it’s great anywhere you would use honey, as on yogurt, with cheese, on toast, etc.
Makes a little over 1 cup
Course: Dessert, Snack
Keyword: Black Walnuts, Maple
Small saucepan, Metal mixing bowl
3/4 cupmaple syrup (1/2 cup brown sugar can be substituted)
1/4 cup(2 oz) orange juice
Zest of one orange
Zest of one lemon
2large egg yolks
1/4 cup (2oz) dry white wine
1ozblack walnutslightly toasted and crushed
Bring the maple syrup to a boil then turn down the heat and simmer for 5 minutes to reduce it by 1/3, then whisk with remaining ingredients. Don't worry about the butter, it will melt as the sauce cooks.
Put the mixture in a metal mixing bowl above (not touching) simmering water, and cook for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the mixture thickens and the egg has activated.
Cool, cover, and refrigerate.
If the sauce tightens in the fridge a bit, a splash of lemon juice will refresh it.
Other nuts can be substituted for the black walnuts, but the perfume of freshly cracked black walnuts it really nice here.