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Buttermilk Pecan Pralines recipe

Buttermilk is the key to the creamy textureand buttery flavor of these pecan pralines.

Recipe: Buttermilk PecanPralines

3 cups granulated sugar
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup light corn syrup
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 cups pecans
2 tablespoons butter

  • Combine sugar, buttermilk, syrup, bakingsoda and salt in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirringconstantly. Reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking untilmixture becomes caramel-colored and reaches the soft-ball stage(see note).
  • Remove from heat; add pecans and butter.Beat until thick. Spoon onto wax paper. Let cool and store inan airtight container.
  • If the mixture becomes too hard to spoon;heat and add a small amount of water. Stir until smooth.

    Makes 36 pieces.

    Note: ‘Soft-ball stage’ is a testfor candy that describes the point at which a drop of boilingsyrup immersed in cold water forms a soft ball that flattensof its own accord when removed. On a candy thermometer, the soft-ballstage is between 234° and 240°F.

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