1 C. pecans chopped
14 oz. crushed pineapple drained
4 C. sugar
1 C. heavy cream
2 T. margarine
2 t. vanilla extract
Use a 14-ounce can of crushed pineapple. Invert over a sieve placed in bowl to
drain pineapple thoroughly.
Chop the pecans coarsely.
Combine the drained pineapple, sugar and cream in a heavy saucepan. Stir over
low heat until sugar is dissolved. Increase heat and bring mixture to boiling.
Cook, stirring occasionally to prevent scorching. Continue until mixture reaches
234° F. on a candy thermometer (soft ball stage). This will stick a little but
DO NOT scrape bottom and sides of pan; brushing down side of pan occasionally
Remove from heat and let cool just until cool enough that you can touch pan
without being burned. DO NOT stir or disturb mixture in any way while this is
Add the margarine (or butter) and the vanilla extract. Beat vigorously until the
candy loses its gloss. Stir in the pecans using as little mixing as possible.
Immediately pour into 8 x 8-inch pan that has been greased with margarine. Do
not scrape the bottom or sides of pan as you are putting the mixture into dish.
Let cool completely, then cut into small pieces for serving.
Yield: About twenty-four 1-1/2 inch squares.