Maple Pecan Brittle
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Happy Friday! Just in time for the weekend, I bring you this addictively delicious maple pecan brittle. With rich and buttery toasted pecans and a shower of flaky salt to balance the sweetness, this brittle is the ideal fall treat. As always, I recommend making two batches – one for sharing, and one for indulging.Print
Maple Pecan Brittle
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 1 lb. brittle
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Stovetop
- Cuisine: American
With rich and buttery toasted pecans and a shower of flaky salt to balance the sweetness, this maple pecan brittle is the ideal fall treat.
- 1/4 cup dark amber maple syrup
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, toasted
- flaky salt
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Combine maple syrup, sugar, butter, and water in a large heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring until melted and creamy. Once mixture comes to a boil, continue cooking without stirring (swirl the pan gently if necessary) until a candy thermometer reaches 300°F (hard-crack stage). Immediately add pecans and still until combined.
- Carefully pour out mixture onto prepared baking sheet and spread into an even layer with a spatula. Sprinkle with flaky salt, and let brittle cool completely (about 30 minutes) before breaking into large pieces.
- Store brittle in an airtight container at room temperature.
Adapted from Seasons and Suppers
Keywords: Maple, Pecan
Bookmarking these to make as gifts for Christmas! such a fun foodie gift to give:)
Brittle is one of my favorite fall desserts! Such a simple, delicious, and versatile candy!
I love maple brittle! So nice with beautiful syrup and perfect with pecans. Such a nice sweet treat 🙂
I love pecan brittle Laura! Love the addition of the maple syrup!
This brittle looks too addictive, Laura! LOVE!
I love this combination of flavors, Laura, and brittle is so easy to make at home, I can’t wait to try this one!
I’d pick this over peanut brittle every.single.time!! Looks amazing!!!
Oh my gosh, that looks amazing Laura!
I have yet to make brittle, but you have me convinced that I need to make this ASAP! Sounds so delicious!
Maple pecan sounds so divine! The very essence of fall! I imagine this would be a lovely addition to any Thanksgiving celebration.
Yum! Cheers and Happy Fall, Ardith
Oh my word, this looks WONDERFUL! I’m such a sucker for anything “brittle”! Love this one!