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Pralines Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Mary Arceneaux
Added: Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 c sugar
pinch of salt
1 (5ox) can evaporated milk
2 heaping T sugar
2 tsp vanilla
3 c pecans

Directions:
Directions:
In a large saucepan, combine sugar, salt and milk. Cook to softball stage (test by dropping tsp into icewater or use a candy thermometer. Remove from heat.

While this is cooking, caramelize the 2 Tbsp of sugar until brown in a small thick skillet. Combine with the above mixture until it reaches the test stage and remove from heat. Add vanilla and pecans and beat. Before candy crystallizes, dip out by separate spoonfuls and place on waxed paper to cool.

If mixture should crystallize too soon, add a tablespoon of boiling water and beat again.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
24 pralines.

 

 

 

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