Original Pecan Pralines

Gail Welch Recipe

By Gail Welch sugarshack

These were a favorite of my mother-in-law. However, she never could make these without burning them so she would buy the ingredients and have me make them for her. She was the best mother-in law anyone could ask for and I miss her dearly.

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yield 1 1/2 doz.
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2 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
1/4 c
2 1/2 c
mixed pecan pieces,and halves
1 Tbsp
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Directions Step-By-Step

Combine sugar and water in a heavy 2-qt saucepan.
Heat to boiling, using low heat and stirring CONSTANTLY. Stir in pecans.
Cook until mixture reaches softball stage or 235 degrees. Be careful not to burn.
Remove from heat; stir in butter. Immediately drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper.
Let stand until firm.
Yield about 1 1/2 dozen.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Candies, Other Snacks
Hashtags: #pralines, #pecans

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