Mix evaporated milk and sugar (equal parts of cream and sugar if you are
adding to recipe). Boil until thermometer reaches 210 degrees F and add butter
or margarine and vanilla extract. When temperature reaches soft ball stage add 1
1/2 cups pecans.
When temperature reaches 2 degrees higher than soft ball stage, turn
heat off and whip until it feels heavy.
Spoon onto buttered platter by spoonsful. Allow to cool.