Pine Nut Brittle

TOTAL TIME: 1 hr 40 min
Prep: 20 min
Inactive Prep: 1 hr
Cook: 20 min
 
YIELD: 4 servings
LEVEL: Easy

ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups pine nuts
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Salt
  • 1 cup corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup water
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Directions

Lightly brush 1 tablespoon butter on a baking tray and set aside.

Put baking soda, vanilla, and remaining butter into a small bowl.

Put the pine nuts, sugar, salt, corn syrup, and water in a tall-sided pot over medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
Allow the sugar crystals to dissolve. Using a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature, cook the sugar until the temperature reaches 296 degrees F. Remove from heat, quickly and carefully, stir in the baking soda, vanilla extract, and butter mixture. Cook's Note: the brittle will puff up. Stir the ingredients for about 30 seconds to incorporate. Immediately, pour the pine nut brittle onto the buttered baking tray.

Allow the pine nut brittle to cool completely then break into pieces.

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  • on March 15, 2012

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    On the show Roger did not add the pine nuts until just before adding the vanilla, butter, and baking soda.

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  • on July 27, 2011

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    Totally delicious! Perfect ratio of nuts to candy. Puts the flavor of pine nuts on display in an intense way. This was my first time making brittle, so for the rookies out there, I would only add that you should stir the boiling mixture constantly between about 250-296 degrees or your pine nuts will burn on the bottom of the pan. Also, rinse your pan and untensils immediately with super hot water when you're done or you will have a devil of a time getting the hardened brittle cleaned off them.

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