Sunday, April 11, 2010

Butter Pecan Fudge


1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped


1. In a large heavy saucepan, combine butter, sugars, cream and salt.
Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in the vanilla. Stir in the powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in pecans.

2. Spread into a buttered 8-inch square dish. Cool to room
temperature. Cut into 1-inch squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.


When making fudge, you can simply butter or grease the pan with cooking spray to prevent the candy from sticking. But many recipes suggest first lining the pan with foil. This allows the fudge to be lifted out of the pan in one piece. Cutting the fudge outside of the pan prevents the pan from being scratched by the knife and also allows for more evenly cut pieces. To prepare a foil-lined pan, line the pan with foil extending over the sides of the pan. Grease the foil with butter or coat with cooking spray.

Source: Taste of Home Holiday, December 2009
Christmas Cookies & Candies

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