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14 Minute Maple Candy

No recipe image available.This old-time maple cream candy is cooked for 9 minutes and stirred for 5 minutes—hence the name 14 minute maple candy.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 cups pure maple syrup
1 cup heavy cream
1/4 cup butter
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon vanilla extract*

Cooking Directions:

  1. Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with lightly buttered waxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.