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Family Favorite Pralines Recipe

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1 cups brown sugar (preferably light brown)
1 cups granulated sugar
1 cup evaporated milk
3 tbsp. corn syrup
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 cups pecan halves

1) Use a heavy 3-quart saucepan. Butter sides well.
2) Combine both sugars, syrup, milk and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil.
3) Cook to soft ball stage (see note below), stirring occasionally.
4) Remove from heat and cool for 10 minutes.
5) Add vanilla and beat for 2 minutes.
6) Add pecans and continue to beat until mixture loses gloss.
7) Drop onto wax paper (buttered) by heaping teaspoonfuls.
8) If too stiff to drop from spoon, add a teaspoon or so of hot water.

Note: SOFT-BALL STAGE refers to a specific temperature range when cooking sugar syrups. Soft-Ball Stage occurs at 235-245 degrees. This stage can be determined by dropping a spoonful of the hot syrup into a bowl of very cold water. In the water, use your fingers to gather the cooled syrup into a ball. If it has reached soft-ball stage, the syrup easily forms a ball while in the cold water, but flattens once removed from the water.




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