G.g.'s Pralines Recipe

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G.G.'s Pralines

Candace Lemings

By
@mrsCLemings

My great grandmother's recipe. Growing up there was a pecan tree in our yard, there's no better ingredient in this recipe than fresh home-picked pecans!


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Serves:

~ 10 to 15

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

3 c
sugar
3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 c
half and half
6 Tbsp
butter
3 - 4 c
pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Butter sides of a 4 quart pot.
2
Combine sugars and half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling.
3
Reduce heat to medium-low, continue to stir and boil till soft ball stage (234 degrees).
4
Remove from heat; add butter but DO NOT STIR!
5
Let cool 30 minutes then stir in pecans (you may leave a few out to press into the top of your candies).
6
Beat vigorously about 3 minutes till thickened but still glossy.
7
Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. (If desired press pecan halves into candies while still warm.)
8
Let cool completely.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #pecans