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  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1 Tablespoon
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped

Combine first 6 ingredients in a small Dutch oven.
Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar from sides of pan.
Uncover and cook to soft ball stage (234°), without stirring.
Remove from heat (do not stir).
Cool to lukewarm (110°).
Add vanilla and pecans; beat with a wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes or until mixture thickens and begins to lose its gloss.
Working rapidly, spread mixture in a buttered 8 inch square pan.
Cool completely before cutting.

Recipe Summary

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South American
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2969 Calories from Fat 940

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 111 g171.2%

Saturated Fat 18.9 g94.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 49.2 mg16.4%

Sodium 382.5 mg15.9%

Total Carbohydrates 506 g168.5%

Dietary Fiber 12.5 g49.9%

Sugars 482.9 g

Protein 18 g35.4%

Vitamin A 12.4% Vitamin C 2.4%

Calcium 43.2% Iron 25.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


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