Maple-Nut Fudge

gaynel mohler Recipe

By gaynel mohler gaynel

I got this recipe ages ago and made it once at Christmas time. It smells wonderful and reminds me of the "maple" sugar leaf shapes My dad bought us when I was a child. You must use pure maple syrup, not maple flavored pancake syrup, to get the true authentic flavor.


Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves:
36 pieces
Prep Time:
Cook Time:

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
pure maple syrup
1 3/4 c
sugar
2/3 c
heavy cream or 1 can 5 oz evaporated milk
1/4 tsp
salt
1/2 stick
unsalted butter, cubed
1 tsp
vanilla
1 c
chopped walnuts

Directions

1
Line an 8 inch square baking pan with non-stick foil. Coat foil with cooking spray
2
Combine syrup, sugar, heavy cream and salt in a medium sized saucepan
3
Bring to boiling over medium high heat stirring. Once boiling cook 7 to 8 minutes or until mixture registers 238 degrees on a candy thermometer.
4
Remove pan from heat, with an electric mixer, beat in butter and vanilla.

Continue to beat on high for 8 to 9 minutes or until thickened, light in color and fudge loses its glossy finish
5
Stir in nuts and spread into prepared pan

Let stand until firm, about 25 minutes.

Cut into squares.