Recipe by KittyKitty
My grandmother always seemed to have these at her house when we were kids.
Top Review by windywood
Made these for my Oscar party! They were very popular because they were so different from the usual salty nuts. Very tasty. I added 2 tsp orange rind to the second batch and it made a really tangy taste. Definitely a keeper! Thanks KittyKitty.
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1⁄3 cup orange juice
- 2 1⁄4 cups pecan halves
- 1⁄2 teaspoon grated orange rind
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine sugar, cream of tartar, and orange juice in a saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring gently until sugar dissolves. Cover orange mixture, and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover and cook over medium heat to a soft ball stage (240F).
- Remove from heat, and beat with a wooden spoon just until mixture begins to thicken. stir in pecans and oranger ind. Working rapidly, drop by heaping teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper; let cool.