Sugared Pecans

Preparation info
  • Yield: About

    2 Cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About

Do not attempt this recipe on a rainy or damp day; the sugar will not harden.


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon


  • In a small heavy skillet, combine the sugar, cream, corn syrup, grated orange rind, salt, and butter. Bring to the boil and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches a temperature of 240 degrees on a candy thermometer, or when dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens on removal.
  • Remove from the heat, beating with a whisk. Pour and sc