Cranberry Nut Brittles


Ingredients:

  • 50g Del Monte Dried Cranberries
  • 100g mixed nuts (walnuts, almonds, pistachios)
  • 150g granulated sugar
  • 30g butter
  • 1 & 1/2 tbsp water

Method:

  • Chop the nuts and mix with dried cranberries. Reserve
  • Lightly grease a baking sheet (or thaali) and keep ready
  • Place sugar, butter and water in a heavy bottom pan. Simmer over low heat until the sugar begins melting
  • Stir continuously for about 10 minutes, then the sugar will begin to turn a light brown and will have melted completely. Once it turns medium brown, drop a tiny dot into a bowl of cold water
  • Test to see that it turns crisp immediately
  • Now quickly stir in a pinch of baking soda, and turn in all the dry fruit and cranberries
  • Vigorously mix in to coat, and then immediately turn out onto greased tray, flattening rapidly with a flat metal spatula, spoon or butter knife. Be careful as the mixture will be very hot, but will begin to harden into shape rapidly
  • Leave to cool, and then break into pieces.

    Note: If you like even pieces then mark the brittle with a butter knife or pizza cutter while still warm.
    Break up once cool.