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Classic Penuche

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Penuche is an American delicacy. Penuche is simply adored by kids. Penuche gets its taste from Evaporated milk flavored with vanilla.
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Packed brown sugar 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Evaporated milk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 2 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped

Butter 8-inch square pan; set aside.
In heavy 3-quart saucepan, melt butter.
Add sugar, evaporated milk and corn syrup; stir well.
Bring to a full, rolling boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
Cover pan and continue boiling very gently over low heat 2 minutes.
Remove cover and scrape sides of pan with a rubber scraper.
Continue boiling, uncovered, over low heat until mixture reaches 236°F. (It is not necessary to stir mixture during cooking time, though gently scraping sides of pan occasionally is desirable. DO NOT SCRAPE BOTTOM OF PAN.)
Pour mixture into a heat-proof bowl.
Do not scrape sides and bottom of pan.
Place candy thermometer in mixture.
Place bowl in 1/2 inch of lukewarm water.
Cool mixture to 110°F without stirring.
Add vanilla.
Beat mixture until it thickens and starts to lose its gloss.
Stir in pecans, if desired.
Pour into buttered pan.
Cool until firm.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3805 Calories from Fat 1312

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 154 g236.6%

Saturated Fat 45.7 g228.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 176.6 mg58.9%

Sodium 386.9 mg16.1%

Total Carbohydrates 615 g205.2%

Dietary Fiber 12.5 g49.9%

Sugars 581.4 g

Protein 26 g52.3%

Vitamin A 38.5% Vitamin C 8.5%

Calcium 107.9% Iron 42.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Classic Penuche Recipe