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Ernest's Pecan Pralines Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Dorothy Vermillion
Added: Sunday, January 18, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 c. sugar
1 c. packed brown sugar
1/2 c. half-n-half
1/4 tsp. salt
2 tbsp. butter
1 c. pecans chopped or halves

Directions:
Directions:
Lightly butter a sheet of aluminum foil. Combine sugars, cream and salt in a large saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly to 228 on candy thermometer (or when mixture spins a thread about 2 inches long when dropped from a spoon).

Stir in butter and pecans. Continue cooking, stirring constantly to 236 (or until a small amount of mixture dropped into very cold water forms a soft ball which flattens when removed from water). Remove from heat, cool 5 minutes.

Beat mixture with wooden spoon until slightly thickened and candy just coats nuts but does not lose it's gloss. Drop candy by large spoonfuls onto buttered foil. Let sit until cool.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
Makes 1 dozen
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mmm Mmm good.

 

 

 

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