|This makes it look dry for some reason. It's not. I promise. It is sugary, nutty silkiness.|
Brown Sugar Pecan Fudge
3 C Brown Sugar
1 C Heavy Cream
1 tsp Salt
Put this mixture in a saucepan over medium heat, and stir until all the sugar is dissolved. ALL DISSOLVED. This is the one "Rule" of fudge, so if you haven't made it before, just trust me. Bad things happen when you still have sugar crystals hanging out on their own in there. I also like to brush down the sides of the pan with water to make sure any crystals hanging out on the side get taken care of too. Don't worry about the water; it will all evaporate when the boiling starts.
NOW allow it to boil, and throw a candy thermometer in there. You don't have to stir or anything. Just watch for 234 degrees Fahrenheit. When it gets there, pull it off the heat.
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp. Vanilla
and let it all sit there and cool off til it is just warm. now BEAT it with a spoon for a couple of minutes until it loses its shine. At this point, I like to add in a cup of chopped roasted pecans. Then spread it in a loaf pan and let it cool all the way. Now go eat the whole thing, and make me feel better about myself :)