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Pecan Pralines Recipe

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This recipe for Pecan Pralines, by , is from Everybody Eats: Recipes from the Hartshorn, Jackson, Gomer, and Atkins Families, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Loeen Hartshorn Irons
Added: Saturday, June 25, 2005

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 c. sugar
1/3 c. light Karo syrup
1 c. buttermilk
1/4 tsp. salt
1 qt. pecan halves
1 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. baking soda

Directions:
Directions:
In a large heavy pan or dutch oven, combine the first 4 ingredients and cook over medium heat until a rolling boil is reached. Add soda, stirring fast to keep mixture from boiling over. Cook to soft-ball stage (234 degrees on candy thermometer). Remove from heat and add pecans and vanilla. Beat until color changes from shiny to a dull tone. Quickly drop by teaspoon onto waxed paper. Allow to cool. Store in an airtight container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
2-3 dozen
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
30 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This recipe does not work well in high humidity. Neither do I.

 

 

 

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