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Pecan Pralines Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Margaret Hanrahan
Added: Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 1/2 c. pecans
2 T. butter, softened
1 T. sugar
2 c. packed light brown sugar
1/3 c. packed dark brown sugar
1 c. heavy cream
1/4 t. salt
1 t. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350. Spread pecans on baking sheet and lightly toast, about 8 minutes. In a bowl, toss hot pecans with butter and sugar. Let cool.

In a 4 quart heavy saucepan, cook brown sugars, cream and salt over moderately low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugars are completely dissolved, about 10 minutes. Increase heat to moderate and boil mixture, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 238.

Remove pan from heat and cool mixture until thermometer registers 220, about 5 to 10 minutes. With wooden spoon, stir in vanilla and vigorously stir mixture until creamy and beginning to lose its sheen. Working quickly, drop mixture by teaspoons onto greased baking sheets and top with a pecan half. Let stand for 1 hour. Keep in an airtight container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
60 pralines
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
These pralines take some time and sometimes practice to get the consistency right. But they are well worth the effort. Even the "mess-ups" are darn right tasty. I often make these at Christmas time and send them to friends.

 

 

 

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