Crunchy Pecan Fudge

Try this recipe for Crunchy Pecan Fudge
Crunchy Pecan Fudge

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This crunchy pecan fudge tastes like pecan pie, but is much easier to make and wrap when you are considering edible gifts to bring to your next party.

 

Ingredients

  • 2  Cups  brown sugar
  • 3/4  Cups  butter
  • 1/2  Cup  evaporated milk
  • 3  Cups  powdered sugar
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla extract
  • 1/2  Tablespoon  bourbon
  • 1 1/4  Cup  chopped pecans

Directions

Butter an 8-inch pan, and set aside. Then, combine the brown sugar, butter, and evaporated milk in a pan and heat over medium heat for about 2 minutes, stirring until the butter is melted and fully incorporated with the dissolved sugar. Then, bring the mixture to a boil, stirring for about a minute.

Remove the pan from the heat, and add the powdered sugar, extract, and bourbon. Beat with an elective mixer on low speed for one or two minutes. Then increase the speed to a moderate setting and continue beating the mixture for 10 minutes or until the fudge begins to thicken. Add the pecans.

Spread the fudge in a pan and cover. Refrigerate for a couple hours or until firm. 

Pecan Shopping Tip

Whenever possible, purchase whole, not presliced or chopped nuts. They have a longer shelf life.

Pecan Cooking Tip

Toasting your nuts helps release essential oils and intensifies their flavor.