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Monday, December 21, 2015

My Recipe Gift to You!

Merry Christmas!

This easy recipe is my Christmas gift to you! You can make it in about 15 minutes from start to finish, although it needs a little time to firm up. It has a fudge-like consistency when firm. You make it in your microwave. If you have an old microwave, you may need to extend the cook time. If your microwave is more powerful than the standard, you may need to drop a minute or two off cook time.

Easy Leche Quemada

  This recipe is simple and very quick. All you need is a large (8 cup) heat resistant  measuring cup or bowl and a microwave, apart form the ingredients.

In a large, heat resistant measuring cup or bowl put:
1 stick butter (1/2 cup) (Use a good brand of real butter. The cheap stuff foams up and over the cup near the end of cooking!!!) Melt the butter and add:
2/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 can sweetened condensed milk (I use Eagle Brand)
Mix well and microwave on high for 7 minutes, stopping every 2 minutes to stir well. Watch the last half of the time to be sure it doesn't start foaming up out of the container. If it does, you will have to keep stopping and stirring it down. (I think cheaper butter has more water in it and the steam causes it to do this. That's only my theory, but I've found that the good stuff doesn't foam!)
While it is cooking, prepare a piece of aluminum foil (about 12" wide) by spraying with a little Pam and sprinkling cinnamon over it.
After cooking, remove from the microwave and place on a heat proof surface. Beat with a hand mixer until it cools a little. Add some vanilla (about a teaspoon) or a little rum (again, about a teaspoon) and 1 cup finely chopped pecans or walnuts. Beat these in well. Pour out onto the aluminum foil and spread it in a log. You can do this by pulling the sides of the foil together to form a channel for the candy to "flow" into, then crimp the foil together to hold it in a log shape. When hardened, cut into slices.

                This recipe is so easy, you can have candy in no time at all.


  1. Mmmm, sounds gooood! And I need a "little something extra" for the 25th that is quick and easy. This is it. Thank you so much for sharing this recipe, Linda.
    Wishing a Blessed Christmas for you and yours!

  2. Yum! I've pinned it to my Pinterest board as I'm definitely going to make these. Thanks so much for sharing the recipe. Have a wonderful Christmas. xx

  3. Hi Linda. Stopping in to wish you a very Merry Christmas! Hope you are well. Looks like the remo's are still going on. Blessings on you ; )

  4. Sounds wonderful - thanks! blessings, marlene

  5. This really does sound yummy! I missed it at Christmas, but will try my hand at it tonight! Happy New Year Linda!!!!

  6. miss you! How is your house coming?


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