OLD-TIMEY FUDGE (SALLYE)

sallye bates

By
@grandedame

Someone was requesting the recipe for old-timey fudge. Here is a version I have used for years. It is a great holiday candy, and stores well.


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Serves:

Makes about 1-1/4 pound

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
sugar
1/8 tsp
salt
2 oz
unsweetened chocolate (2 squares)
1 small
can pet evaporated milk (not the sweetened kind)
2 Tbsp
light corn syrup
2 Tbsp
butter
1/2 tsp
vanilla
1/2 c
chopped pecans or walnuts

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine sugar, salt, chocolate, milk and corn syrup in large cast iron skillet (or heavy saucepan).

Heat and stir just until the sugar dissolves and chocolate has melted

Remove spoon, insert candy thermometer
2
Cook mixture on medium high heat without stirring until thermometer registers 238 degrees (or until mixture forms soft ball when teasponful is dropped into cold water)

Remove from heat
3
Add butter and vanilla !!NO STIRRING YET!!

Let cool on wire rack until temperature reaches 110 degrees (bottom of pan should feel lukewarm)
4
Add pecans

Beat 10 to 15 minutes until fudges begins to thicken and loses its glossiness.

Pour the fudge into buttered 9" square pan

Let stand until set (which only takes 2-3 minutes)

Immediately cut into squares

Store in tightly covered container with parchment or waxed paper between each layer

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #holiday, #traditional