G.G.'s Pralines

G.g.'s Pralines Recipe

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Candace Lemings

By
@mrsCLemings

My great grandmother's recipe. Growing up there was a pecan tree in our yard, there's no better ingredient in this recipe than fresh home-picked pecans!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
~ 10 to 15
Cook:
50 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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3 c
sugar
3 c
brown sugar, firmly packed
2 c
half and half
6 Tbsp
butter
3 - 4 c
pecans

How to Make G.G.'s Pralines

Step-by-Step

  • 1Butter sides of a 4 quart pot.
  • 2Combine sugars and half-and-half. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until boiling.
  • 3Reduce heat to medium-low, continue to stir and boil till soft ball stage (234 degrees).
  • 4Remove from heat; add butter but DO NOT STIR!
  • 5Let cool 30 minutes then stir in pecans (you may leave a few out to press into the top of your candies).
  • 6Beat vigorously about 3 minutes till thickened but still glossy.
  • 7Working quickly, drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. (If desired press pecan halves into candies while still warm.)
  • 8Let cool completely.

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About G.G.'s Pralines

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Southern
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtag: #pecans




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