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Pecan Brittle Recipe

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Canadian Living

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup golden corn syrup
cup water
1 cups pecans
2 tbsps. butter
tsp. salt
tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
In heavy saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Uncover and stir in pecans. Place candy thermometer in saucepan and cook without stirring for 15 minutes or until soft crack stage (290F). Add butter and salt; cook stirring constantly for 5 minutes or until hard crack stage (300F to 310F). Test by dropping a little syrup into very cold water. Remove syrup and blend, it could be brittle and snap easily. Stir in baking soda then immediately pour into well greased 17" x 11" jelly roll pan. With wooden spoons, spread as thinly as possible, let cool. With rolling pin or mallet, break candy into pieces. Makes about 1 lbs.

 

 

 

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