Cream Cheese Pralines

Paula Todora


These are fun to make and turn out really great.


★★★★★ 2 votes

10 Min
35 Min
Stove Top


  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    light brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    dark brown corn syrup
  • 1/4 c
    evaporated milk
  • 2 oz
    cream cheese, cubed
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    pecan halves

How to Make Cream Cheese Pralines


  1. Line 2 cookie sheets with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a medium large heavy saucepan, combine white sugar, light brown sugar, corn syrup and evaporated milk; stir with a wooden spoon.
    Cook on medium high heat on stovetop, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes.
    Turn the heat down to medium and cook an additional, stirring constantly.
    When the temperature on a candy thermometer reaches 235 degrees, remove from heat (or cook to soft ball stage, when dropped into cold water it forms into a soft ball that can be flattened with your fingers).
  3. Add butter, vanilla and cream cheese; Whisk until completely smooth.
    Add pecans; stir.
    Let candy set for 3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds until thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon onto prepared foil-lined cookie sheets; let set up for 5-7 minutes; makes 24-30 pralines.

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About Cream Cheese Pralines

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Nuts
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole

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