Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe
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Butter Pecan Fudge Recipe

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Toasted pecans add a nutty crunch to this creamy buttery fudge. I have given this candy with its wonderful caramel flavor, as gifts at Christmastime and people always rave about it! -Pam Smith Alta Loma, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:64 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 64 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 59 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 18mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0g fiber), 0g protein

Directions

  1. Line an 8x8-in. pan with foil; grease foil with 1 teaspoon butter.
  2. 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).
  3. 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.
  4. Using foil, lift fudge out of pan. Remove foil; cut fudge into 1-in. squares. Store between layers of waxed paper in an airtight container. Yield: about 1-1/2 pounds (64 pieces).
Editor's Note: To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Butter Pecan Fudge in Taste of Home December/January 2005, p32

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Reviewed Jun. 6, 2016

"This Butter Pecan Fudge was a big hit at my family reunion! Definitely will make this again!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 30, 2015

"A new family favorite! I found it was a typical fudge recipe: you have to move fast getting from stove and pan. Mine came out perfectly."

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Reviewed Dec. 23, 2015

"Very easy to mix ingredients, but what about cooking time.? I have it in the oven now for atleast 15 mins at 350 and it's still liquid. Please help with what I should do to finish this fudge"

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Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"Very easy. Follows directions to the T and youll have no problem. Measure exactly. 1st batch came out kind of flaky when I tried to cut it, but I accidently used a little too much powdered sugar. The 2nd batch I measured everything to exact measurements and it came out perfect. Great to give as gifts or for bake sales and farmers markets."

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Reviewed Oct. 10, 2015

"This fudge was so easy to make and it turned out great! I only had walnuts on hand, but despite missing the pecans, the fudge still tasted amazing! I can't wait to make this recipe again!"

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