sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio) , especially British -pən\

Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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Stir 1/2 cup sugar and the 1/4 cup of spiced water in a heavy small saucepan over low heat until the sugar dissolves., "Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Flan," 4 Sep. 2019 Heat cream in a small saucepan over medium heat and bring to a low simmer. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Gift for cooking experiments brings County Fair ribbons galore," 3 Sep. 2019 Prepare topping: In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt peanut butter chips with cream, stirring until smooth. Alysha Witwicki, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sunflower seed butter is an allergen-free answer to nut butters, for baking and more," 30 Aug. 2019 Bring pineapple juice, honey, vinegar, mustard, red pepper flakes, sesame oil, and turmeric to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat and cook, swirling occasionally, until reduced to ¾ cup, 10–15 minutes. Carrie Knauer,, "Carrie’s Kitchen: Trio of grilling recipes to get us through the end of summer," 12 Aug. 2019 Bring the milk and the 1 cup whole garlic cloves to a simmer in a small saucepan over medium heat, then reduce the heat, if necessary, to maintain a gentle simmer. Ben Mims,, "Grilled Rib-Eye Steak with Pistachio Gremolata and Charred Balsamic Broccolini," 26 June 2019 Snap Pea Syrup: 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 1 cup sugar snap peas, strings removed, roughly chopped In a small saucepan over medium-high heat, combine the sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Christian Allaire, Vogue, "Leslie Kirchhoff, Ice Cube Artist, Shares 3 Spring Cocktail Recipes," 14 May 2019 For syrup, place 1 cup water and the pandan leaves, if using, in a saucepan and bring to a boil. May Klisch, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Sticky rice, an Asian favorite with sweet and savory uses, makes a mean dessert with mango," 23 Aug. 2019 Razzmintazz Smash Iced Tea 3 Celestial Seasoning Raspberry Zinger tea bags 3 Traditional Medicinal peppermint tea bags Instructions: Bring a quart of water to a boil in a saucepan and remove from heat., "Recipe: Razzmintazz Smash Iced Tea," 21 Aug. 2019

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1686, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of saucepan

: a deep, round cooking pan with a handle


sauce·​pan | \ ˈsȯs-ˌpan How to pronounce saucepan (audio) \

Kids Definition of saucepan

: a small deep cooking pan with a handle

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