Fudge is a type of confectionery which is made by mixing sugar, butter and milk, heating it to the soft-ball stage at 238° F (116° C), and then beating the mixture while it cools so that it acquires a smooth, creamy consistency. Fruits, nuts, chocolate, caramel, candies, and other flavors are sometimes added either inside or on top. It is often bought as a gift from a gift shop in tourist areas and attractions.
1/2 cup condensed milk
1/2 cup water
1 cup Sugar
3/4 cup maple syrup
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup pecan meats broken in small pieces
Mix condensed milk, water, sugar and maple syrup. Put in saucepan, heat gradually to boiling point, stirring until sugar is dissolved. Cook slowly, stirring frequently until mixture forms soft ball (238° F.) when tested in cold water. Remove from fire, add butter, but do not stir it in. When lukewarm, beat until it creams, add nut meats, spread in a buttered pan. When it hardens, mark in squares.