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Web Exclusive: Mount Hood fudge recipe


Try a recipe for Ruthie’s Pear Fudge from Columbia River Gorge’s Mount Hood Fruit Loop.
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½ cup butter

1 tablespoon pure vanilla

1 can evaporated milk
1 cup walnuts or almonds, chopped

1-1/2 cups light Karo syrup
1 cup dried pears, chopped
pinch of salt
6 cups white sugar

Bring butter, milk, Karo syrup, salt and white sugar to a rolling boil, stirring constantly. When fudge reaches the soft ball stage, 240 degrees, place pan into cold water for 8 minutes. Stir in vanilla, nuts and dried pears. When fudge begins to thicken (5-10 minutes) pour into greased 13×9" pan. Cool. Cut into squares.

30-40, depending on how large the squares are cut.