14 Minute Maple Candy
This old-time maple cream candy is cooked for 9 minutes and stirred for 5 minutes—hence the name 14 minute maple candy.
4 cups pure maple syrup
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract*
- Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with lightly buttered waxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
- Combine the maple syrup, cream and butter in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally. Cook for 9 minutes once mixture begins to boil.
- Remove from heat, add the nuts and extract. Stir with a heavy wooden spoon for 5 minutes. Pour into prepared pan. Cool at room temperature. Invert pan, peel off paper and cut into squares.
Makes about 2 1/2 pounds candy.
*Lemon extract can also be used.