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                           NEW MEXICO PINON CANDY
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 Serving Size  : 24   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Candies
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    2                    Cones piloncillo -- shredded
    1       c            -Dark brown sugar, packed
    1       c            Water
    2       tb           Butter
                         -(DO NOT USE MARGARINE)
    1 1/2   c            Toasted pine nuts
                         -ÿÿPecan halves
    1       t            Vanilla
   Piloncillo is unrefined sugar that is purchased in hard cones. It comes in
   colors from beige to brown.
   Heat piloncillo and water to boiling in 2-quart saucepan, stirring
   constantly. Reduce heat slightly. Cook, without stirring, to 236F on candy
   thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water
   forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Remove from heat.
   Immediately remove thermometer. Stir in butter. Cool 8 minutes without
   stirring. Stir in pine nuts and vanilla. Beat with spoon until slightly
   thickened and mixture just coats pine nuts but remains glossy, about 1
   minute. Drop by rounded teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let stand until
   candies are firm. Store tightly covered at room temperature.
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