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Pecan Pralines Recipe

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This recipe for Pecan Pralines, by , is from The Beach Club Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

The Douglas Family
Added: Sunday, April 27, 2008


Vegetable oil for pan
2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup heavy cream
tsp. salt
tsp. cream of tartar
stick ( cup) unsalted butter, cut into bits
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups pecan halves

Oil 3 baking sheets lightly. In a 2 quart heavy saucepan combine sugars, cream, salt, and cream of tartar and cook mixture over moderate heat, stirring and washing down any sugar crystals clinging to side with a brush dipped in cold water, until sugar is dissolved.

Boil mixture, undisturbed, over moderately high heat until a candy thermometer reads 238F. Remove pan from heat & cool mixture, undisturbed, until thermometer reads 220F. Stir in butter & vanilla. Beat mixture until creamy & stir in pecan halves. Drop tablespoons of mixture quickly onto prepared baking sheets and let harden.

Store pralines wrapped in wax paper in a cool place.




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