Kathy's New Orleans Style Pralines

Kathy Sterling


This is my favorite Pralines recipe that I make every holiday. I usually double the batch and they are gone in no time. Enjoy!


★★★★★ 4 votes

20 Min
35 Min


  • 1 1/2 c
    light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    evaporated milk
  • 3 Tbsp
    unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 2 c
    pecan halves

How to Make Kathy's New Orleans Style Pralines


  1. Combine sugars and milk in a medium saucepan and heat on low, stirring constantly until sugars are dissolved. Once they are dissoved, then bring to a full boil.
  2. Lower heat and cook to 234 degrees and then remove pan from heat.
  3. Add butter and vanilla to mixture, do not stir.
  4. Cool to 200 degrees and add pecan halves.
  5. Beat by hand until creamy and candy holds its shape.
  6. Drop by large spoonfuls on waxed paper or a buttered surface.

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Course/Dish: Candies

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