Kristen's Recipes


Title:   Miner Lion House Divinity
Category:   Dessert
From:   Miners
3 c sugar
1 c corn syrup
1/2 c water
2 egg whites at room temperature
1 t vanilla
Red food coloring
1/3 c chopped maraschino cherries
1/2 c chopped pecans
Directions:   Mix sugar, corn syrup, and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover pan for 3 minutes or until steam inside the pan has melted sugar crystals down from sides. Remove cover and continue cooking without stirring until syrup spins a long thread when tested with a spoon (about 254F at sea level). While syrup is cooking, place eggs whites in a large bowl and beat until they are just stiff enough to hold their shape. When syrup is done, pour over egg whites in a fine stream, beating vigorously. Do not scrape pan. Add vanilla and 2 or 3 drops red food coloring to tint pink, if desired. Continue beating until candy is thick and creamy and holds its shape. Stir in cherries and pecans, if desired. Drop from teaspoon onto waxed paper. Divinity does not keep well, so plan to serve it while it is fresh. Makes 4 dozen pieces.