Ruthie's Pear Fudge
Lyle and Ruthie McAlexander
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My mother, Janice Merz, taught me to make chocolate and vanilla fudge. She only added walnuts, stirring them in at the end. I decided to try chopped dried pears (Comice are my favorite) and the result is wonderful.
½ cup butter
1 tablespoon pure vanilla
1 can evaporated milk (1-1/3 cup)
1 cup walnuts or almonds, chopped
1-1/2 cups light Karo syrup
1 cup dried pears, chopped
pinch of salt
6 cups white sugar
Bring butter, milk, Karo syrup, salt and white sugar to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. When fudge reaches the soft ball stage, 240 degrees, place pan into cold water for 8 minutes. Stir in vanilla, nuts and dried pears. When fudge begins to thicken (5-10 minutes) pour into greased 13x9" pan. Cool. Cut into squares.
Serves: 30-40, depending on how large the squares are cut.