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Pecan Pralines recipe

Pecan pralines – a favorite candy treatof many southerners!

Recipe: Pecan Pralines

2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup water
2 cups pecan halves
1/4 cup butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • Line a baking sheet with lightly butteredwaxed paper or aluminum foil. Set aside.
  • In a large, heavy saucepan combine sugar,syrup, water, and pecans and cook over medium low heat. Stiruntil the sugar dissolves, cover with a lid briefly to get anysugar crystals off the sides of the pan. Bring to a boil, stirringconstantly, and cook to the soft ball stage (240°F / 115°C)or until a small amount dropped into cold water forms a softball that flattens when removed from the water.
  • Add the butter; let cool to room temperature,without stirring.
  • Beat with a heavy wooden spoon until itstarts to thicken; add the vanilla and continue to beat untilcandy gradually changes to an opaque color and becomes creamy.
  • Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared bakingsheet. Let sit at room temperature to harden. Store in tightlycovered container at room temperature.

    Makes about 2 dozen candies.

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    Brown sugar, cream, salt, margarine and pecans are microwaved then flavored with vanilla and dropped onto waxed paper to cool into bite sized pralines.

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