I followed the directions but something went wrong recipe came out sticky and impossible to can.
O.K.-thats twice-I will run through this and re-check how I posted compared to how I have it written-Di
This recipe would be great if there were enough liquids.Please send corrections to firstname.lastname@example.org. Would really love to make this one. Sounds wonderful.Please post corrections as soon as possible.
First how do you melt 5 cups of sugar into 1/2 lb. of butter. I really tried but ended up throwing in the rest of the pound. It still didn't melt, but stayed gritty. I really tried to give it the benefit of the doubt so I added the vinegar early to help it along. That wasn't much better, but fool that I am kept trying. It sounds so good!! I really shouldn't have done it but I went ahead and dumped ten bucks worth of pecans into the mess and kept cooking. I think I'll call it candy in a can...It needs more liquid ingredients and I'm not sure what they are. Then I got to thinking, is it even safe to can a product in a water bath canner that contains butter. It's in the canner waiting for some sort of miracle. If I can't pry it back out of the jars I'll just throw the whole mess out. I wonder how you get 5 cups of nuts into 4 cups...I ended up with slightly more than 8 cups with this recipe. I live at about 1600 feet. I'm sure that's not the problem.
I followed the recipe exactally, but mine came out like hard pralines. I feel like there was a missing ingredient. The "candy" had a great taste though. I would love to have it as a jam.
I now have solid, rock hard candy in my jars. I think some liquid has been omitted, but I am not adventurous enough to even find out. I am soaking two jars now to see if the "jam" will come out. If not, I will have to toss the jars as well. The biggest loss, though, is those yummy but costly pecans!!!
To help make this better add some karo syrup. I added both clear and dark. Everyone has really liked it by me doing this. Hope this will help you. Good luck