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Heavenly Divinity recipe

Fluffy clouds of meringue-like candy lacedwith toasted chopped pecans — simply heavenly!

Recipe: Heavenly Divinity

2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 large egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped pecans, toasted
Garnish: toasted pecan halves

  • Cook first 4 ingredients in a heavy 2-quartsaucepan over low heat until sugar dissolves and a candy thermometerregisters 248°F (120°C), about 15 minutes. Remove syrupmixture from heat.
  • Beat egg whites at high speed with anelectric mixer until stiff peaks form. Pour half of hot syrupin a thin stream over egg whites, beating constantly at highspeed, about 5 minutes.
  • Cook remaining half of syrup over mediumheat, stirring occasionally, until a candy thermometer registers272°F (130°C), about 4 to 5 minutes. Slowly pour hotsyrup and vanilla extract over egg white mixture, beating constantlyat high speed until mixture holds its shape (about 6 to 8 minutes).Stir in 1 cup chopped pecans.
  • Drop mixture quickly by rounded teaspoonfulsonto lightly greased wax paper. Garnish, if desired. Cool.

    Makes 4 dozen (1 3/4 pounds).

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