Amish Pecan Penuche

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Total Time
1hr 10mins
25 mins
45 mins

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  1. Combine the sugar and milk in a 4 quart heavy bottomed pan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to avoid curdling.
  2. Cook until the soft ball stage is reached 234*-240*.approximately 16-17 minutes. remove the pan from the heat, and add the butter, and set aside to cool without stirring.
  3. When it is lukewarm 110* approximately 1 hour. but keep checking. beat until thick and creamy, about 2 minutes by hand. Add the vanilla, pecans and salt and mix thoroughly.
  4. Transfer immediately to a lightly buttered 8x8 pan.
  5. Cool completely and cut into 1x2" pieces.