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Salted Maple Pecan Brittle




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pieces of homemade salted maple caramel brittle

Salted Maple Pecan Brittle ~ this homemade brittle recipe is as easy as pie, made with pure maple syrup (no corn syrup!) toasted pecans, butter, and brown sugar.  It’s all natural and fabulously light, crisp, and delicious.

This deep rich golden pecan brittle has all the flavors of fall rolled up into one fabulous homemade candy!

When it comes to homemade desserts and homemade food gifties you can’t beat brittle…it’s easy, it’s fun to make and eat, and it’s so much more interesting than the same old plate of brownies.  This one is made with pure maple syrup and toasted pecans for a really special flavor.

salted maple pecan brittle, cracked

What you’ll need to make maple brittle

  • a 2 quart (medium to large) saucepan, preferably a heavy bottomed one so the mixture will cook evenly.  It has to be deep enough to allow the maple sugar mixture to foam up without overflowing.
  • a candy thermometer.  this type of thermometer is made for candy and deep frying, it clips onto the side of the pan.
  • A baking sheet
  • parchment paper

candy thermometer

 

How to make maple brittle

The process of making brittle is simple and straightforward, but, like all candy making, precision is key.

  • Attach a candy thermometer to the side of a medium saucepan.
  • Heat brown sugar and maple syrup to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally.
  • Add butter and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture reaches 300F
  • Take off the heat and quickly stir in nuts, salt, and baking soda.
  • Quickly pour onto a parchment lined baking sheet and spread out thinly.
  • Let harden at room temperature before breaking into pieces.

a stack of maple pecan brittle

How to store maple brittle

Store the brittle in an airtight container, with pieces of waxed paper between layer to prevent sticking.

Keep the candy in a cool, dry place, away from heat and sunlight, which will make it sticky.

How long does maple brittle keep

It will keep for about 2 months

salted maple pecan brittle, cracked into pieces

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pieces of homemade salted maple caramel brittle
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Salted Maple Pecan Brittle

Salted Maple Pecan Brittle ~ this homemade brittle recipe is as easy as pie, made with pure maple syrup (no corn syrup!) toasted pecans, butter, and brown sugar.  
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Cook Time 20 minutes
Yield 12 servings

Equipment

  • a clip on candy thermometer
  • blaking sheet
  • parchment paper or a silicone mat

Ingredients

  • 1 packed cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup maple syrup
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Instructions

  • Put the sugar and maple syrup in a heavy bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil, stirring every once in a while to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the butter and continue to cook over medium heat until the thermometer just reaches 300F. Watch it very carefully toward the end because the mixture can burn.
  • Just as the thermometer comes to 300F remove the pan from the heat and add the nuts, salt, and baking soda. Stir quickly to combine and then immediately pour onto your prepared baking sheet, spreading out thinly.
  • Let the brittle cool at room temperature until hard, then break into pieces.

maple pecan brittle pin

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