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Dessert   -   Pecan Brittle   by Russ Nejdl

Description This is a recipe that my family has been using for quite a while. When I was in band in high school, my parents had to come up with a way to get rid of the pecans that they bought for fund-raising and this is it.

This recipe comes out really great tasting and is fairly easy to cook, but be patient as this just takes a while.
Ingredients
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups raw pecans, broken into smaller pieces
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1-2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
Directions Add sugar, corn syrup, and water to a medium sauce pan. Heat under medium heat, stirring vigorously to soft ball (234-240 degrees).

Add pecans and salt. Continue heating until hard crack stage (300-310 degrees). Stir the entire time or else the brittle will burn.

Remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla, and baking soda. Use less baking soda to get a smoother brittle.

Pour onto a greased pan with sides. Let cool for about 30 minutes to an hour. Break into pieces and enjoy.
Serves 6 to 8 people
Time to Make 45 minutes



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