My dad has always been a fan of butter pecan ice cream. We always made sure there was a carton of butter pecan ice cream in the freezer because it is his favorite. My mom and I sometimes teased him for liking such a boring flavor, but it is a good, simple flavor. When I saw this recipe for butter pecan fudge, I immediately thought of my dad and wanted to make it to take with me when I visited my parents for Christmas. I put this in his stocking Christmas morning, and he was surprised to see his favorite ice cream in fudge form. I really liked this fudge. It had a nice, buttery flavor and I loved the texture of the pecans. It is great on its own and I think it would be a great add-in to some butter pecan ice cream. It would certainly boost such a “boring” bowl of ice cream 🙂
Butter Pecan Fudge
Source: Sweet Nicks, originally from Taste of Home Holidays 2007
- 1/2 cup butter
- 1/2 cup 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 pecan halves, toasted and coarsely chopped
In a large heavy saucepan, combine the butter, sugars, cream and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Stir in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Fold in pecans.
Spread into a buttered 8-in. square dish. Cool to room temperature. Cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Yield: 1-1/4 pounds.
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