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Creole Pralines Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Ruli
Added: Monday, September 21, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c. light brown sugar, packed
2 c. granulated sugar
1 c. cream or evaporated milk
2 c. pecan pieces
1/2 stick butter
2 tsp. vanilla

Directions:
Directions:
Combine sugars and cream in a heavy saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally until soft ball stage (when dropped in cold water). Add butter and pecans and continue to cook for a few more minutes until mixture thickens (or reaches 236 on a candy thermometer). Remove from heat, add vanilla, and continue to beat with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to loose its gloss and thicken slightly. Drop by spoonful onto double thickness of buttered wax paper. If mixture becomes too hard, add a little cream and heat until right consistency. Cool until hard, then remove from wax paper and store in a airtight container.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
4 dozen small pralines
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Use a wooden spoon during cooking. Work quickly when mixture thickens.

 

 

 

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