The South's Finest Pralines

Recipe Rating:
 26 Ratings
Cooking Method: Stove Top


1 1/2 c sugar
1 1/2 c packed light brown sugar
1/8 tsp salt
3 Tbsp dark corn syrup
1 c evaporated milk
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 c pecan halves

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Leah Stacey Recipe
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Montgomery, AL (pop. 205,764)
Member Since Mar 2010
Leah's notes for this recipe:
Have ever visited Savannah, New Orleans or Charleston and go into one of those candy shops where they let you sample a piece of a praline and it just melts in your mouth and then you just can't help but buy a pound for $16? Well I have and now I don't have to anymore because I can make these bad boys at home and now you can too! This is a real treat to have.It takes some practice to get down the cooking method, but it is soooo worth it! It also makes a great gift.
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If my husband happened to cross paths with a praline during his travels, he would always pick a few up for me as a gift for me... a sweet gesture and a sweet treat indeed! I love these nutty, buttery candies, and they're easier to make than you might think. Give Leah's recipe a try and make some sweet memories of your own.


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user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 12, 2010
oh, yes, Leah, oh, yes!!!! So happy to have this recipe!
user Bonnie D. Utahn - Oct 12, 2010
Leah, will Mexican vanilla work in this recipe? Thanks! My husband is already printing it off. He is the candy maker in this family. LOL!
user Donna Brown gabbiegirl - Oct 12, 2010
Leah, my mother used to make pralines during the holidays and these look JUST like hers. Thanks for the memories.
user Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Oct 12, 2010
Bonnie I'm sure you can use the Mexican vanilla! Let me know what you think!
user Leah Stacey CookingMaven - Oct 12, 2010
I also meant to say that I have my own little confectionery business and these are the best sellers!

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