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Mexican Orange Candy

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Ingredients
  Sugar 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Boiling water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Evaporated milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped
  Orange peel 1 Tablespoon, grated
  Lemon peel 1 Teaspoon, grated
Directions

In large saucepan melt 1 cup sugar over low heat till rich brown color.
Blend in boiling water; stir to dissolve sugar.
Blend in evaporated milk, remaining sugar, and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Bring to a boil; cook, covered, 3 minutes.
Reduce heat; cook, uncovered, over low heat, stirring occasionally, till mixture registers 236° on candy thermometer.
Cool to 110° without stirring.
Stir in pecans and peels.
Beat till creamy.
Pour into buttered 8x8x2 inch pan.
Let stand 4 to 6 hours to harden.
Cut candy into squares.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Orange

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3131 Calories from Fat 562

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 66 g101.8%

Saturated Fat 15.8 g78.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 74.2 mg24.7%

Sodium 275.1 mg11.5%

Total Carbohydrates 639 g213.1%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.4%

Sugars 628 g

Protein 24 g47.4%

Vitamin A 14% Vitamin C 54%

Calcium 75.2% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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Mexican Orange Candy Recipe