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Christmas Walnut Brittle Recipe

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This recipe for Christmas Walnut Brittle, by , is from The McLaughlin Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Pamela M McLaughlin
Added: Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c sugar
1/2 c light corn syrup
1/4 c water
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 T butter or margarine,softened
1 tsp. baking soda
1/3 c diced mixed candied fruit

Directions:
Directions:
ABOUT 1 HOUR BEFORE SERVING OR UP TO 1 WEEK AHEAD;
Grease a large cookie sheet. In a heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium heat, heat sugar, corn syrup, water and salt to boiling, stirring frequently until sugar is completely dissolved. Stir in chopped walnuts. Carefully set candy thermometer in place and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until temperature on candy thermometer reaches 300 or hard-crack stage ( when a small amount of mixture dropped into a bowl of very cold water separates into hard and brittle threads) about 20 minutes.
Remove saucepan from heat; immediately stir in butter and baking soda; pour mixture at once onto cookie sheet. With two forks, lift and pull walnut mixture into a rectangle about 14" X 12" . Sprinkle candied fruit over mixture. Place cookie sheet on wire rack; cool walnut brittle completely.
With hands, gently snap candy into small, serving size pieces. Store candy in tightly covered container to use within 1 week.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
1 pound
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
My father, Phillip Borzi Sr. loved this candy.

 

 

 

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