Southern Pecan Pralines


These traditional Southern candies make sweet tea-time treats or a welcome gourmet gift.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 1/2 dozen candies


  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray

  • 1 ½ cups firmly packed brown sugar

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • cup PET® Evaporated Milk

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup

  • 3 tablespoons Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 ½ cups coarsely chopped pecans

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar


  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
3g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 54
Calories 62
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 5mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Calcium 14mg 1%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 20mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.