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Apricot Roll

At Christmastime, add a few chopped red and green candied cherries with the pecans.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 12 ounces dried apricots, chopped fine
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Dash of salt

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Instructions

  1. Boil sugar and milk mixture until it thickens (236 degrees F on candy thermometer), stirring constantly.
  2. Add apricots and boil until they melt into the syrup and mixture reaches about 230 degrees F on candy thermometer.
  3. Remove from heat and beat hard. Add butter, pecans, vanilla extract and salt. Beat candy until it begins to harden.
  4. Pour onto a wet, smooth cloth and roll to desired diameter.
  5. Cool; then store in refrigerator.
  6. Cut into thin slices to serve.

Makes a 2-pound roll.