Pecan Pralines Recipe
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Pecan Pralines


Colleen Wehr Recipe

By Colleen Wehr
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I grew up in Mississippi, and these Louisianna Pralines have been passed down from my grandmother to my mom, and now to me, hopefully my daughter will make them as well.

I make loads of them for gifting, and take batches into work for treat days. I never come home with leftovers.

They literally melt in your mouth.

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Rating:
Serves:
2 dozen pralines
Prep:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
white granulated sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1 stick
margarine
1 box
cook & serve (not instant) butterscotch pudding
1/3 c
condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
1/3 c
milk
1/4 tsp
salt
1 c
chopped pecans

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Spread sheets of waxed paper or aluminum foil on cool counter top.
2
Combine all ingredients except the nuts in heavy saucepan. Stirring constantly to prevent sticking/scorching on medium high heat until it boils.

Continue stirring while it boils for approx. 15 minutes or until it reaches medium soft-ball stage. You can test this without a candy thermometer by dribbling some of the liquid into a cup of cool water, if it balls/sets up, its cooked long enough. If it just mixes w/water, then cook longer until tests as above.
3
Remove from heat, add chopped nuts and stir until the sheen/shine starts to disappear, and begins to thicken. This step is important….if you spoon them out to soon, you just have sticky globs of caramel stuff….they won’t set up properly.
4
Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Let cool. Remove from paper & store in airtight container.

About this Recipe

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

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