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pecan pralines

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Pat Morris
Augusta, GA

Pralines are such a wonderful treat! I especially like making them during the holidays. I saw this recipe on a carton of Borden's Buttermilk (Elsie the Borden Cow was their mascot.) when I was a young teenager. I asked my mother to help me make the Pralines (My first attempt at candy making was when I was 7 years old and used only confectioners sugar and milk -I called it, "Cry Baby Candy." So I figured I needed help on this one. These are easy to make; take few ingredients; and very addicting -Yum-O! This is not my photo; I will be making them again in a few days and will post one then

(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For pecan pralines

  • 2 c
    white, granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 c
    buttermilk (borden is no longer available locally -not sure if they are still in business)
  • 1/8 tsp
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter (not margarine)
  • 2 1/2 c
    pecan halves

How To Make pecan pralines

  • 1
    In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, soda, buttermilk and salt.
  • 2
    Cook over high heat for 5 minutes (or to 210 degrees F. on a candy thermometer) stirring frequently, scraping bottom of pan.
  • 3
    Add butter and pecans. Continue cooking, stirring constantly scraping bottom and sides of pan, until candy reaches soft ball stage (234 degrees F -about 5 minutes).
  • 4
    Remove from heat and cool slightly. Beat until thick and creamy.
  • 5
    Drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper and let cool.
  • 6
    Makes about 18 two-inch delicious pralines. Enjoy!!

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