I am looking for a recipe for candied walnuts. Thanks and God Bless.
By RuthC from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
I don't know if this is the one you are looking for but I have been making these since 1963 for friends and family at christmas. Now they are almost demanded at christmas. From and old Betty Crocker cookbook
Crispy Sugared Walnuts
Heat 3 cups walnut halves in moderate oven(375) 5 minutes, stirring once, Butter sides of heavy 2-quart saucepan.
In saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, 1/2 cup water, 1 teaspoon cinnamon and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Heat and stir until sugar dissolves and mixture boils. Cook without stirring to softball stage (236 degrees). Use candy thermometer
Remove from heat. Beat by hand about 1 minute or till mixture just begins to get creamy. Add 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla and the warm nuts.
Stir gently till nuts are well coated and mixture becomes creamy. Turn out on buttered platter or cookie sheet ( I put waxed paper on cookie sheet)
Separate at once using 2 spoons or forks.Let cool. Makes about 1 pound of crunchy Sugared Walnuts. Delicious with crisp fall apples.
Good Luck! Hope this helps
Just google 'Candied Walnut Recipe' and you'll get more recipes than you will ever want.
These are so good and very easy to make:
Chinese Fried Walnuts
6 cups water
4 cups English walnut halves
1/2 cup sugar
1. Heat water to boiling in a pot, add walnuts and heat to boiling again; cook 1 minute. Drain and rinse nuts under running hot tap water. Drain well. Wash and dry pot.
2. Put hot nuts in a large bowl. Pour sugar over hot nuts and stir with a rubber spatula until sugar is dissolved and nuts are coated. ( if necessary, let mixture stand for 5 min.)
3. Meanwhile in same pot, heat about 1" of oil over med. heat to 350° F. on thermometer. Add about half the nuts with a slotted spoon; fry about 5 min. or until golden brown, stirring often. Watch carefully for they will change colors quickly.
4. Remove from pot with slotted spoon and place in coarse sieve or colander over a bowl to drain; sprinkle lightly with salt. Toss nuts to keep from sticking together. Transfer to paper towels to finish cooling; fry rest of nuts.
Store in tightly covered container, if they last that long. Enjoy!
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