Crystalline Walnut Halves


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By Barbara Tropp

Published 1982

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  • 8 perfect walnut halves
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons


Put the sugar, water, and com syrup in a small, heavy saucepan with a silver-colored interior (so you can watch the mixture darkening as it caramelizes). Set over medium-high heat, stir several times to dissolve the sugar, then bring the mixture to a boil without stirring.

When the thickly boiling mixture turns brown at the edges, swirl the pan gently to even it. Just before it becomes