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Southern Pecan Pralines

Rated as 4.33 out of 5 Stars

"These traditional Southern candies make sweet tea-time treats or a welcome gourmet gift."
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45 m servings 62
Original recipe yields 54 servings (4 1/2 dozen candies)


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  1. Coat a baking sheet lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, evaporated milk and corn syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cover and boil 1 minute. Uncover. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, to 235 degrees F on candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
  3. Add shortening, vanilla, pecans and cream of tartar. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture thickens slightly. Do not overstir. Let the mixture stand 3 minutes. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Cool until firm.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 62 calories; 3.1 8.7 0.5 1 5 Full nutrition

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As a professional non-baker. Love to cook measuring timing are not my strong point. Love Praline year round. A southerner transplanted to The Great NW. Its not the same here. I have tried count...

Good flavor but I rot at making this. Not sure what I did. Came out all crumbly. Guess I could sprinkle on top of a cake.