Leche Quemada (Burnt Milk Fudge) Recipe

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Leche Quemada (Burnt Milk Fudge)
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  • 5 lbs sugar
  • 4 (12 oz) cans evaporated milk
  • 1 (12 oz) can evaporated goat's milk (or substitute evaporated milk)
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • 4 tbsp butter
  • 1 cup pecans (optional)


  1. Put sugar, evaporated milk, evaporated goat's milk, corn syrup and salt in a large heavy pot.
  2. Attach a candy thermometer to the pot.
  3. Cook on medium-low heat for 1 hour, stirring often with a wooden spoon.
  4. The temperature should rise slowly but steadily.
  5. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring constantly, for 20 minutes. Increase heat to high and cook, again, stirring constantly-make sure to scrape the burned bits off the bottom as they develop-until the the temperature reaches 245 degrees.
  6. Immediately remove pot from heat, stir in vanilla and butter and continue to stir mixture occasionally as it cools.
  7. When the candy cools to 180 degrees, stir in pecans (optional) and transfer to a buttered 9 x 12 baking pan.
  8. Cool slightly, cutting into bars while still pliable.
  9. Cool completely before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 361.87 Kcal (1515 kJ)
Calories from fat 57.54 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.39g 10%
Cholesterol 4.31mg 1%
Sodium 210.41mg 9%
Potassium 39.81mg 1%
Total Carbs 78.86g 26%
Sugars 76.62g 306%
Dietary Fiber 0.59g 2%
Protein 0.89g 2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 16.6mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 384.59 Kcal (1610 kJ)
Calories from fat 61.15 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.79g 10%
Cholesterol 4.58mg 1%
Sodium 223.62mg 9%
Potassium 42.31mg 1%
Total Carbs 83.81g 26%
Sugars 81.43g 306%
Dietary Fiber 0.63g 2%
Protein 0.95g 2%
Vitamin C 0.1mg 0%
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Calcium 17.6mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.7
  • 10

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sugar

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