Steen’s Syrup Dip for Pig Ears or Croquinoles


Ken’s recipe request asked: “My mother used to make croquinoles and a Steen’s syrup coating to dip them in. I know she cooked the syrup then let them set. They were gummy but good.” Ken also adds – “Very good and better if you add a little crushed pecan on each while still warm”.


  • 1 cup cane syrup
  • 2 tbsp sweet cream
  • Batch of Pig Ears or Croquinoles (recipe on website)


Step 1

In a medium size pot, bring syrup to a rolling boil.

Step 2

Add the cream and cook to soft ball stage.

Soft-Ball stage is reached when the mixture reaches 235° - 240° F on a candy thermometer. At this temperature, sugar syrup dropped into cold water will form a soft, flexible ball. If you remove the ball from water, it will flatten like a pancake after a few moments in your hand.

Step 3

Pour a tablespoon of syrup over each croquinole or Oreilles de Cochon or dip them in the syrup.

Step 4

Optionally, add a little crushed pecan on each while still warm.


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