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Dolores Del Rio’s Pecan Fudge…

Saturday, May 2nd, 2009


Dolores Del Rio


 Dolores Del Rio




Dolores Del Rio




2 cups granulated sugar

¼ lb. bitter chocolate

2 tablespoons butter

1 cup cream

½ teaspoon salt

½ lb. pecans

1 teaspoon vanilla


Mix together the sugar, chocolate, cream and salt. Cook over a moderate flame until mixture will form a soft ball in water, or 236 degrees. Stir only to prevent burning. Remove from fire, add the butter, letting it melt without stirring. Let stand in a pan of cool (not cold) water until lukewarm. If it is allowed to cool too suddenly it will become “sugary.” Then beat until thick. Add chopped nuts and vanilla and pour out into a layer ½ inch thick.


If preferred, it may be poured first and the nut halves pressed into the surface at regular intervals to permit cutting. Makes about twenty-four squares.


— Dolores Del Rio