Chewy Salty Dry Sausage Pralines

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By Pat Duran
from Las Vegas, NV

Who would like a salty and sweet praline treat? Well here is one to try- another recipe from that old Italian cookbook. I may try using bacon .

serves makes 24 pieces
prep time 20 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 3 Tbsp
    corn syrup
  • 1/2 c
    butter
  • 1 pinch
    salt
  • 1 c
    heavy cream
  • 24 slice
    thick slices dry italian sausage
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How To Make

  • 1
    Lay 2 sheets of foil out on 2 baking pans. Grease trays with butter (or spray with cooking oil).Set aside.
  • 2
    In a large heavy bottom saucepan butter inside of pan(or spray).Place sugars, corn syrup and salt in saucepan and cook over medium heat. Stirring frequently, bring to a boil-stop stirring when it boil,let it cook until soft ball stage.( or 250^ on a candy thermometer).
  • 3
    Remove from heat and add the butter, beat with a wooden spoon until completely incorporated. Add cream and beat until incorporated as well. Return mixture back to medium heat- boil and cook until it again reaches 242^. Remove from heat and beat with a wooden spoon until thick and it has lost its gloss about 2 minutes.
  • 4
    Working quickly, spoon 1 Tables spoon of hot mixture in 12 places on each of the prepared pans at 3-inches apart.Top each praline spot with a piece of sausage;then top each sausage piece with another spoon of the praline until all the sausage is used up. Sprinkle a little salt on top of each candy piece. -- Alternate recipe replace dried sausage with cooked bacon or peanuts, walnuts, almonds or pecans.
  • 5
    Cool at least 30 minutes. Wrap in waxed paper. Note: Keep praline mixture soft over warm water in a pan like a double boiler.Do not get water in praline.

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