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quick southern pralines

(1 rating)
Recipe by
Stephanie Chambers
Hamilton, OH

This was my mother's recipe that I have used for years! My whole family just loves these pralines and they make great gifts in a nice tin. It is so easy and takes so little time.

(1 rating)
prep time 15 Min
cook time 15 Min

Ingredients For quick southern pralines

  • 1 pkg
    butterscotch pudding (small package -- not instant)
  • 1 c
    white sugar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 c
    evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 c
    pecan halves
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make quick southern pralines

  • 1
    Mix sugars, small pudding mix, milk and butter in a medium sauce pan
  • 2
    Cook over low heat until it comes to a boil. Continue cooking gently until the soft-ball stage (about 10 minutes). You must stir it constantly to keep from sticking.
  • 3
    Stir in nuts and vanilla extract.
  • 4
    Remove from heat and beat until mixture begins to thicken. It will still be a bit thin. Drop by tablespoon onto parchment paper to cool. If it gets too thick, reheat it until it gets thinner. Cool.
  • 5
    (Do not double up on the recipe; rather make this recipe one at a time. Otherwise it will get too thick before you can get it on the parchment paper)

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