Friday, January 20, 2012

Recipe: Brown Sugar Pecan Fudge

So I might have a problem with letting go of fudge after Christmas time. I, for one, would love to get fudge for Valentine's Day, so here I am with a recipe I have made twice, yes twice, this week. And if I am being honest, I pretty much ate all of it myself too. But if you tried the silky sweetness that is this fudge, you wouldn't be able to stop either.

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.

now add:
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 :)


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12 comments:

  1. This looks like a very delicious and easy recipe, I have pinned it so I can give it a try. Yum :)

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  2. Brown sugar... my favorite. This sounds yummy. Stop by and link up if you have time!
    Mary

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    1. Oh I know, I am ashamed to admit it but, in moments of bad behavior, I have eaten brown sugar straight. On it's own. Yep, I am that lady. Thanks for the invite! We are now linkied :)

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  3. Mmmm Looks SO good. Stopping by from Country Mamma Cooks linky.

    http://theroyalcook.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! And thanks for the visit :)

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  4. I have a pinched nerve in my back and I drank 24oz. of cherry coke before I tried to go to bed. Between the two, I'm having plenty of time to stalk this wonderful blog. I love it!! BTW- I am seriously resisting the urge to hobble to the kitchen to try this out. Morning will eventually come, though.

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    1. OH My dear A! It's so good to hear from you! OOOOOOHHHH That Cherry Coke is a cruel cruel mistress. I am so sorry about your back! That is so miserable. And I do hope morning did come for you. And that you had fudge, but that you didn't have to make it yourself :)

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  5. SO good! I love this recipe. Glad I found you through Country Momma Cooks. I love books!

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    1. Yay Dorothy! Thanks for following- We are so glad to have you!

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up this weekend @ CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet party..Have a wonderful week!

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  7. yummo, it sounds wonderful, the brown sugar yum!

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