Pistachio and Pine Nut Brittle


Pistachio and Pine Nut Brittle
Pistachio and Pine Nut Brittle is a sweet spin on the traditional peanut brittle. This nut candy also includes dried cranberries, giving the brittle a festive color of red and green (from the pistachios) for the holidays.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup light-colored corn syrup
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup unsalted dry-roasted pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine first 3 ingredients in a medium, heavy saucepan over medium-high heat, stirring just until combined; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 335° or until syrup is dark golden brown.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in pistachios and remaining ingredients (mixture will bubble).
  4. Quickly pour mixture onto prepared pan; spread to about 1/2-inch thickness.
  5. Cool completely (about 2 hours).
  6. Break brittle into bite-sized pieces.
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