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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.

Recipe Summary test

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 pralines
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Generously grease a large slab or baking sheet.

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  • 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.

  • Beat until thickened, then pour immediately onto prepared surface and let rest until firm and completely cool before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

146 calories; protein 1.1g; carbohydrates 22.4g; fat 6.5g; cholesterol 4.9mg; sodium 17.9mg. Full Nutrition
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