Pineapple Penuche

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  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup well-drained crushed pineapple
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no substitute)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Place butter, sugars, cream and pineapple in large stainless steel or enamel kettle.
  2. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil to the soft ball stage.
  3. Remove from heat and beat hard with wooden spoon.
  4. Add vanilla extract and nuts and eat well, until mixture becomes quite thick.
  5. Pour out onto buttered platter, spreading if needed, to edges.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Cut with sharp knife into bite-size pieces.

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