Nanny Amy's Pralines

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Stacey Lawson

By
@slawson

Growing up my Nanny Amy always made these great pralines at Christmas time. When I got older I took up the task of making them. They are so delicious and you don't even need to come to New Orleans to get them.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
10
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1 c
brown sugar, lightly packed
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
evaporated milk
1 Tbsp
vanilla extract
2 c
pecans, halved
1
candy thermometer
wax paper

How to Make Nanny Amy's Pralines

Step-by-Step

  • 1In a heavy sauce pan combine both sugars and evaporated milk. Insert thermometer but don't allow to touch bottom of pot. Line counter top with a sheet of wax paper about 24 in.
  • 2Cook on med-low heat until it reaches soft ball stage on candy thermometer about 240 degrees. Remove from heat when temperature is reached.
  • 3Add vanilla(it will bubble) and pecans. Stir vigorously with tablespoon(not measuring spoon) until it looks shiny about 30 seconds.
  • 4Quickly spoon out onto wax paper a tablespoon at a time before they begin to harden in pot.
  • 5Gently move wax paper on counter so that each praline will have a cool spot to continue cooling and easier removal.

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About Nanny Amy's Pralines

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Cajun/Creole
Collection: Tastes of the World
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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