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Yummy Pecan Pralines

SARATHERESA

"Pecans are cooked to the soft ball stage with brown sugar, white sugar, evaporated milk and butter and then beaten and poured on a slab to firm up in these sweet, chewy candies."
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 146 cals
Original recipe yields 20 servings (20 pralines)

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Directions

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  1. Generously grease a large slab or baking sheet.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, white sugar and milk. Bring to a boil. Stir in butter, pecans and vanilla. Heat, without stirring, to between 234 and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.
  3. Beat until thickened, then pour immediately onto prepared surface and let rest until firm and completely cool before cutting.

Footnotes

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  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 146 calories; 6.5 g fat; 22.4 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 5 mg cholesterol; 18 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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These were excellent and have gotten rave reviews from everyone who has tried them. I did make a few changes though. The way the recipe is, they come out to be nuts clumps in the midst of a pile...

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These pralines are easy and quick, and the texture is good. Unfortunately, the evaporated milk scent was so strong that it spoiled the flavor. Substituting light cream (10% butterfat) would re...

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These pralines are easy and quick, and the texture is good. Unfortunately, the evaporated milk scent was so strong that it spoiled the flavor. Substituting light cream (10% butterfat) would re...

These were excellent and have gotten rave reviews from everyone who has tried them. I did make a few changes though. The way the recipe is, they come out to be nuts clumps in the midst of a pile...

This recipe was quick and easy. I added more pecans and I also used a tablespoon to drop the mixture on a sheet of parchment paper, 1-inch apart instead of spreading on a buttered baking sheet....

Melt-in-your mouth yummy! And so easy to make. I will add more pecans next time. I will also spread the mixture faster because it firms very quickly.

Very nice recipe, but requires some experience to reach a good outcome. I recommend taking the candy mixture to 240 F. Once you remove it from heat, stir just enough to have the mixture begin to...

My kids are LOVIN' them. I use 1 1/2 cup white to 1/2 cup brown sugar and right before I stir, just a pinch of salt keeps it from being too sweet! We also put two large 'dollops' of peanut but...

This recipe is impossible to double---beating at the end is too difficult. The ratio of praline to nuts is high. Next time I would increase the nuts or cut down on the evaporated milk.

This recipe was great!! I have been making pralines for 20 yrs and have always sit and stir and stir so it will get thick. It was so easy this time to use the mixer. Thank you so much.

These tasted exactly how i remember them as a little kid! They are excelent. I added 2 cups of pecans instead.