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Buttery Pecan Brittle Recipe

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This recipe for Buttery Pecan Brittle, by , is from A Collection Of Favorite Recipes & Memories, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Randy & Debbie Seabolt
Added: Thursday, May 28, 2009


2 cups sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1 stick butter
1/2 cup water
2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
1 1/2 tsp. baking soda

Heat and stir sugar, syrup and water in 3-quart saucepan until sugar dissolves.
When syrup boils, blend in butter.
Stir often after 230.
Add nuts at 280; stir constantly to hard crack stage (305).
Remove from heat.
Quickly stir in soda, mixing well.
Pour evenly onto 2 cookie sheets (sprayed with Pam). Leave undisturbed until candy is cool.
Loosen from pan as soon as possible.
Break up into small pieces.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I always make several batches at Christmas. It makes a great homemade gift.




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