“My Mother created wonderful aromas in our home while we were growing up & particularly during holidays. Our favorites was her Classic Divinity recipe.” ~ Barry Burnette, Owner The Produce Place Classic Divinity
2 1/2 cups sugar ½ cup water ½ cup light corn syrup 2 egg whites 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup chopped pecans, toasted · Combine first 3 ingredients in a 3-quart saucepan, and cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover and cook over medium heat, without stirring, to hard ball stage or until candy thermometer registers 260 degrees (about 18 minutes). Remove from heat. · Beat egg whites in a large mixing bowl at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. · Pour hot sugar mixture in a heavy stream over beaten egg whites while beating constantly at high speed. Add vanilla, and continue beating just until mixture holds its shape (3 to 4 minutes). Stir in pecans. · Working quickly, drop divinity by rounded teaspoonfuls (using two spoons) onto wax paper; cool. Peel from wax paper. Yield: 3 dozen pieces
Store candies layered between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container.