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Butter Pecan Fudge
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Butter Pecan Fudge

Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16


  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed, plus butter for greasing pan.
  • 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


  • Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil. Grease foil with butter.
  • In a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan, combine butter, both sugars, cream, and salt.
  • Bring to a rapid boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometerreads 234° (soft-ball stage). Remove from heat. Add vanilla to pan (do not stir).
  • 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.


Note: Sift confectioners' sugar and then measure it to make sure that there are no lumps and you get a correct measurement.