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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.

Maple Pecan Brittle
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Maple Pecan Brittle

Maple Pecan Brittle

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 1 lb. brittle
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: American
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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


  1. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Store brittle in an airtight container at room temperature.


Adapted from Seasons and Suppers


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Hi, I'm Laura and I'm so happy you're here! Welcome to Tutti Dolci Baking Recipes, a baking blog celebrating all things sweet! I share approachable baking recipes and elevated classic desserts for every home baker. My goal is to inspire you to bake from scratch with kitchen-tested recipes you can count on.

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