Cherry Candy

Cherry Candy


  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tsps vanilla
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup quartered candied cherries


In 2-quart glass measuring cup with handle, combine sugar, sour cream, corn syrup, butter and salt. Microwave on HIGH 5 Minutes. Stir well until sugar dissolves. Microwave on HIGH 6 minutes or just until mixture reaches 236 degrees F. Let stand 15 minutes, do not stir. Add vanilla, beat until mixture starts to lose its gloss (about 6 minutes). Stir in cherries and nuts. quickly pour in buttered 8 1/2 x 4 1/2" loaf pan. Cool and cut in squares. Makes about 1 1/2 lbs.

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