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Holiday Divinity

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Everyone raved about her divinity. It was one of her signature candy dishes.

Ingredients

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Instructions

  1. Over low heat, cook, stirring, until sugar is dissolved.
  2. Cover; cook 1 min. or until sugar crystals on the side of the pan melt.
  3. Uncover; bring to a boil over medium heat, without stirring, and cook to 234°F or until a small amount in cold water forms a soft ball.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large bowl with an electric mixer at high speed, beat egg whites with salt until stiff peaks form.
  5. Carefully pour half of the sugar – syrup mixture over egg whites in a thin stream, beating constantly at high speed until stiff peaks form; set aside.
  6. Continue cooking the rest of the syrup mixture to 256°F or until a small amount in cold water forms a hardball.
  7. Pour this remaining hot syrup into egg white mixture in a thin stream, beating constantly with a wooden spoon beat in vanilla; add walnuts, if desired.
  8. Continue beating until mixture is stiff enough to hold its shape, about 5 min.
  9. Quickly dropped teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper.
  10. Top with cherries and pecans.
  11. Allow to cool and store tightly covered.