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Recipe for family meals :

Pecan Caramel Clusters

It is many years since Hub-UK was first launched. It has been created from recipes contributed form all over the world, from professionals and amateurs alike. A great many of the recipes do not have any details as to who sent them in or from where they came. It would be a shame not to share them with you for this reason alone.

This recipe is one such recipe. If you know where it originated, or perhaps it is even yours, let me know and I will add the necessary credits and acknowledgements.

"The most indispensable ingredient of all good home cooking - love, for those you are cooking for" ~ Sophia Loren.


1 cup cream, light
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/4 tsp salt
3 tbsp butter
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
2 1/2 cup Pecans, chopped
6 oz chocolate chips, semi-sweet


  • Heat the light cream in a large heavy saucepan until it is just warm.
  • Reserve 1/2 cup of the cream and set it aside.
  • Add the sugar, corn syrup and salt to the remaining 1/2 cup of cream in the saucepan and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture boils.
  • Slowly stir in the reserved cream and then cook, stirring constantly, for a further 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the butter, one teaspoon at a time, stirring constantly.
  • Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Arrange the pecans on a waxed paper lined baking sheet.
  • Drop the mixture by teaspoonfuls onto the pecans.
  • As the clusters cool, remove with a metal spatula to another waxed-paper lined baking sheet.
  • Push the remaining pecans together and repeat until all of the candy mixture is used. (If the mixture becomes too thick, heat over low heat)
  • Melt the chocolate chips over hot water and stir until smooth.
  • Spread on the top of each pecan cluster.
  • Let stand until the chocolate is set and store the candies in a cool place.

Makes about 48