A touch of hot pepper sauce gives a unique zip to this crunchy confection from Janie Sanders of Vicksburg, Mississippi. "We call it blistering brittle," she says. The mixture reaches hard-crack stage in the microwave, so you don't even need a candy thermometer for this brittle.
Now you can enjoy homemade custard without the fuss. "This is one of my favorite desserts," says Ruth Andrewson. "You can serve it warm or chilled and top it with berries, fruit or whipped cream," she suggests from her home in Peck, Idaho.