Cream Cheese Pralines

Paula Todora


These are fun to make and turn out really great.

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10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


1 c
granulated sugar
1 c
light brown sugar
1/2 c
dark brown corn syrup
1/4 c
evaporated milk
2 oz
cream cheese, cubed
2 tsp
1 tsp
vanilla extract
2 1/2 c
pecan halves


1Line 2 cookie sheets with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.

2In a medium large heavy saucepan, combine white sugar, light brown sugar, corn syrup and evaporated milk; stir with a wooden spoon.
Cook on medium high heat on stovetop, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
Turn the heat down to medium and cook an additional, stirring constantly.
When the temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 235 degrees, remove from heat (or cook to soft ball stage, when dropped into cold water it forms into a soft ball that can be flattened with your fingers).

3Add butter, vanilla and cream cheese; Whisk until completely smooth.
Add pecans; stir.
Let candy set for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until thickened, about 5 minutes.

4Spoon onto prepared foil-lined cookie sheets; let set up for 5-7 minutes; makes 24-30 pralines.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole