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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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

Step-By-Step

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

About this Recipe

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