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Pecan Pralines Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Wendy Lotze
Added: Tuesday, February 12, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. sugar
1 c. buttermilk
1 tsp. baking soda
3/4 c. light corn syrup
1/8 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
2 c. pecan halves

Directions:
Directions:
In deep Dutch oven, combine sugar, baking soda and salt. Stir in buttermilk and corn syrup. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly (mixture will expand to over 3x its original volume). Cook and stir to "soft ball" stage (234) - approx. 40 minutes.

Remove from heat. Add butter and pecans. Beat until mixture thickens - 5-6minutes. Quickly drop mixture by the tablespoon full onto waxed paper. If candy stiffens too quickly, add 1 teaspoon of hot water.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Timing is critical on this recipe. The cooled candies should be cloudy and crisp, not clear and sticky. If they're coming out clear and crisp, beat longer.

 

 

 

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