OLD FASHIONED PENUCHE

Recipe Rating:
 3 Ratings
Serves: 36 (1 1/2" pieces)

Ingredients

2 cups brown sugar (packed)
1 cup sugar
1 cup cream (20%)
2 tbsp. light corn syrup
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. vanilla
* 1/2 cup chopped nuts

The Cook

Peggi Anne Tebben Recipe
x2
Cooked to Perfection
Allendale, MO (pop. 53)
cookiequeen
Member Since Jan 2010
Peggi Anne's notes for this recipe:
A 100 year old dear friend of mine gave me this recipe about 8 years ago before she died.
She was still making it the year before she died.
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Directions

1
Combine first 5 ingredients in saucepan.
2
Stir over med. heat to dissolve sugar.
3
Cook to 234° or until a little dropped in cold water forms a soft ball. Stir occasionally. Remove from heat.
PEGGI'S NOTE: This only took about 5 minutes to reach the soft ball stage for me,once it started to boil, which is 250° on my candy thermometer. I tested it at 234° & it still would not form a ball until 250°.
4
Add... butter.
5
Let stand without stirring until bottom of pan is lukewarm (120°).
PEGGI'S NOTE: This took about an hour to cool to 120°. If forming into nut roll, add vanilla now & continue to cool until all the way cool & pliable enough to knead. This took me 2 hours of cooling total to form into somewhat of a log. Then I wraped in wax paper & froze for 30 minutes. Then rolled in nuts.
6
ADD...vanilla.
7
Beat until creamy.
8
Mix in ...1/2 cup chopped nuts.
*Toast pecans or walnuts in 250° oven for 1 hour first.
9
Pour into greased 8 or 9" square pan.
Cut into squares.
10
This is another way to prepare this as suggested in an old cook book.

EASY NUT ROLL: Turn out cooled fudge onto buttered waxed paper. Knead or fold over several times. Shape into 12" roll. Place on waxed paper covered with
cut-up nuts. Roll up in the paper. Chill. Slice.

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user Karla Everett Karla59 - Feb 26, 2011
Thank you Peggi Ann for posting this so quick , your one of my favorite cooks so I got notified as soon as you posted ..thanks again , I will try it as soon as i can go by some cream and nuts...having a snow blizzard here in eastern Washington and and temp is getting below zero...burr
user Peggi Anne Tebben cookiequeen - Feb 26, 2011
It's real cold here also. Was snowing earlier, but has stopped now. Hope you like the candy & hope it's what you were looking for.
user Helene Mulvihill WeBakeinTX - Feb 26, 2011
Peggi this sounds really yummy!!! Now let me say that I am up at 3am, cant sleep and I have all of these ingredients in the house! Should I make this at 3am? Nobody would even know, and I wouldnt have to share it!!LOL
user JANE LOUISE lovinspoonful - Feb 26, 2011
Peggi, thanks for the recipe. I've been looking for this for decades! My mom had a friend that came to stay with us in the summer when I was a child. She was old then and this was what she made for us to thank us for her stay. I didn't like it back then...too hard to eat for a child. BUT,when I got older I wanted to make some. She would be over 100 years old too, if she was living today. So glad to get this.

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