Clarion County Recipe of the Day: Butter Pecan Fudge
This buttery, caramel-flavored fudge is an excellent snack!
Butter Pecan Fudge
1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, cubed
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
~Line an 8-inch square pan with foil; grease foil with one teaspoon butter.
~In a large heavy saucepan, combine remaining butter, granulated and brown sugars, cream, and salt. Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage). Remove from heat. Add vanilla to pan (do not stir).
~Cool, without stirring, to 110°, about 30 minutes. Beat with a spoon until fudge just begins to thicken. Gradually stir in confectioners’ sugar until smooth; add nuts and continue stirring until fudge becomes very thick and just begins to lose its sheen. Immediately spread into prepared pan. Cool.
~Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-inch squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container.
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