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Orange-Candied Pecans

Yield 8 cups

Ingredients

  • 3 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange rind
  • 1 pound pecan or walnut halves

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar and orange juice in a large non-aluminum saucepan; stir well. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (240°).

  2. Remove from heat; stir in butter and orange rind. Beat at high speed of an electric mixer 8 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to cool. Stir in pecans.

  3. pecans. Spread mixture in a buttered 15- x 10- x 1-inch jellyroll pan. Separate pecans, using 2 forks. Let cool completely. Store in airtight containers.

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