Pecan Brittle

Preparation info
  • Yield: About

    1¼ pounds

    • Difficulty


Appears in
Craig Claiborne's Southern Cooking

By Craig Claiborne

Published 1987

  • About


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • ½ teaspoon <


  • Lightly oil the surface of a jelly-roll pan.
  • Put the sugar in a very heavy skillet and cook, stirring constantly, until the sugar turns golden brown. Continue cooking and stirring until the sugar turns amber-colored. Take care that the sugar does not burn; if it burns, it will taste bitter.
  • Immediately add the butter, baking soda, and pecans. When the ba