g.g.'s pralines

★★★★★ 1 Review
mrsCLemings avatar
By Candace Lemings
from Port Hudson, LA

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!

serves ~ 10 to 15
cook time 50 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For g.g.'s pralines

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

How To Make g.g.'s pralines

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