The South's Finest Pralines

Leah Stacey Recipe

By Leah Stacey CookingMaven

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.

Recipe Rating:
 27 Ratings
Cooking Method:
Stove Top

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
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.


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

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

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    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!
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    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!