Opera Creams

Total Time:
30 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
15 min

Yield:
24 to 36 pieces

Ingredients
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 drops maple flavoring (not maple syrup)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup pecans, sliced thin
Directions

Combine sugar, cream, corn syrup, butter, and salt in a heavy saucepan and cook over low heat until sugar is dissolved, stirring constantly. Cook to soft ball stage (238 degrees F on candy thermometer), stirring occasionally. Remove from heat, and add maple flavoring and vanilla. Pour into a large bowl and beat with a mixer until creamy. Add pecans. Drop by teaspoonsful onto buttered waxed paper. Let cool for 1 hour. Store in an airtight container between layers of waxed paper.


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