Eggnog Candy

Course : Eggnog
Serves: 1
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1 cup eggnog
2 cups sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup -- white
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons butter -- (1 1/2 lbs.)
1/2 cup candied cherries -- quartered
1/2 cup toasted almonds -- diced

Preparation / Directions:

1. Combine eggnog, sugar, corn syrup and salt in 2 1/2 quart saucepan. 2. Cook until syrup reaches 235 degrees on candy thermometer or until it forms soft ball when dropped into cold water, stirring frequently to prevent scorching. 3. Cool sugar mixture to lukewarm and add butter, beating constantly until candy begins to lose its gloss. 4. Stir in cherries and nuts and spread in a buttered pie plate. DO THIS QUICKLY OR CANDY WILL SET IN SAUCEPAN. Cool and cut into squares.

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