Leah Stacey Recipe

The South's Finest Pralines

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

Recipe Rating:
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

Leah's Story

Have ever visited Savannah, New Orleans or Charleston and go into one of those candy shops where they let you sample a piece of a praline and it just melts in your mouth and then you just can't help but buy a pound for $16? Well I have and now I don't have to anymore because I can make these bad boys at home and now you can too! This is a real treat to have.It takes some practice to get down the cooking method, but it is soooo worth it! It also makes a great gift.

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
If my husband happened to cross paths with a praline during his travels, he would always pick a few up for me as a gift for me... a sweet gesture and a sweet treat indeed! I love these nutty, buttery candies, and they're easier to make than you might think. Give Leah's recipe a try and make some sweet memories of your own.


1 1/2 c
1 1/2 c
packed light brown sugar
1/8 tsp
3 Tbsp
dark corn syrup
1 c
evaporated milk
2 Tbsp
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
pecan halves

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern

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Mary Hendershot Nernst
Oct 11, 2014
I made these over and over last winter, and they always disappear fast. Everyone loves them, and they are really easy to make. I usually have to beat it for more than 2 minutes.
New pecans will be ready soon, so it's time to make these pralines!
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Dee Dart Dee13
Feb 1, 2014
Thank you everyone. I am going to look at Walmart this week.
Joanne Toledo jtoledo
Feb 1, 2014
I have tried this twice, they get crumbly and stiff before I can get even a few of them on the sheet. Any advice?
Rosa Bood RosaBood
Jan 17, 2014
Melanie B.,I think your advice is wise...I'll wait to make this on a low humidity day. I can't wait;I'm already drooling! LOL