Sunday, December 18, 2011

seriously delightful vanilla fudge

There is nothing better in this world than my mom's vanilla fudge. She's been making it ever since I was a little girl. In my opinion, nothing rivals it. (You may want to take into consideration that the phrase, "it's too sweet" has never crossed my lips.) Mason and I went over to watch her make a batch. And I wanted to take a few photos to document...




If you love vanilla even more than chocolate like I do, you are going to want to try this recipe!


You'll need:
2 1/3 cups sugar
1 can pet milk (or evaporated milk)
1 stick butter
1 teaspoon vanilla (she uses McCormick's vanilla butter and nut flavoring)
1 cup chopped pecans


And here are the steps:
Grease a small platter.
Combine sugar and pet milk in a heavy saucepan and heat on medium, stirring occasionally.
When mixture starts to boil, add in butter.
Keep stirring.
Cook until mixture forms a soft ball in water.
Take off stove and add pecans and vanilla. Keep stirring until fudge loses its gloss and starts to harden.
Turn onto platter.
Let it cool and then cut into squares.
Enjoy the sweet deliciousness!


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26 comments:

  1. I do love vanilla and I do love fudge - so this makes perfect for me! :-)

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  2. makes my teeth hurt from here! :)

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  3. Oh my, delightful. I'd love a sample of that!!!

    Great pictures Deb. You look so much like your mom.

    Hope you have a great Sunday!

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  4. Oh dear I think I may be drooling!!!
    Sounds and looks delicious. It also sounds a lot like out tablet. I really think I might have to make some now. Oh no my waistline - wait a minute what waistline lol.
    Enjoy a piece for me please :))

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  5. Looks absolutely delicious! I can surely see the family resemblance too.

    Sarah:)

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  6. Whoa mama! That sounds divine!! You can see the love that goes into it too!

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  7. I do love vanilla more than chocolate and can not wait to try this recipe! I actually just finished making peanut butter fudge for hubby...yumm :)

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  8. Mmmmm .... I love vanilla over chocolate any time ... and you make it like easy. Hope you have a great Christmas.

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  9. Looks great. I've never made fudge, I must give it a try.

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  10. Looks delicious and I'm sure it's sooo sweet. We call that fudge "tablet" here in Scotland.

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  11. You ought to photograph for a food magazine - these photos are fabulous! And, as far as the fudge goes; well, I'll admit I'm drooling!

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  12. YUM! Thank you for the recipe. Great shot of your Mom making the fudge, a great memory for sure :)

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  13. looks delicious!!

    what i wouldn't do for a bit of that fudge right now.
    i'm going to have to try it out.

    wishing a great week ahead!

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  14. This looks so delicious! The only thing I might do differently is not add the pecans. Would it make them not work if I didn't add them or are they just an accent type thing?

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  15. Looks delish... and because mom made it... it is even better!

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  16. Yes, please! I used to be the designated fudge maker for matt's fam, but I would much rather eat it than make it, lol.

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  17. Nothing better than food made with lots of love! :)

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  18. yummy yummy, i feel i have to try this :)

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  19. Love all your photos - they look so 'homey' and your food photography is gorgeous!

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  20. Hubby is the fudge maker in our home. He makes it and takes most of it to the office Christmas party with him... leaving only crumbs for us.... hee hee... Your fudge certainly has me salivating this morning!

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  21. Heh! I could not for the life of me remember who had posted this when I was ready to get some treats made for Christmas! Pinning this ASAP before I forget again *g*

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