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Classic Divinity

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Divinity is easy to make, even easier if you have a stand mixer for beating the eggs and then blending in the sugar syrup. Perfect for your next holiday cookie tray.

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Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Details

Servings 3
Preparation time 30mins
Cooking time 90mins

Preparation

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a 3 quart saucepan, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover & cook over medium heat, without stirring, to hard ball stage on until candy thermometer registers 260°F. Remove from heat.

Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form.

Pour hot sugar mixture in a heavy stream, over beaten egg yolks while beating constantly at high speed. Add vanilla, & continue beating just until mixture holds its shape (3 to 4 minutes). Stir in pecans.

Working quickly, drop divinity by rounded teaspoonfuls onto was paper: cool. Peel from wax paper.

Pink Divinity:
Add 4 - 5 drops of red liquid food coloring with vanilla extract.

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