Pralines Recipes

Pralines I

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
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  • 2 cups pecan halves

Directions:

Combine all ingredients in a large heavy saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves. Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan. Uncover and cook to soft ball stage, stirring constantly. Remove saucepan from heat, and beat mixture with a wooden spoon just until mixture begins to thicken. Working rapidly, drop candy mixture by tablespoonfuls onto greased wax paper; let stand until candy is firm.

By Robin

Pralines II

Ingredients

  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup margarine
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup white corn syrup
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 lb. pecans, broken into pieces

Directions

Combine all ingredients except pecans into a large saucepan. Cook to a soft ball stage on candy thermometer. Remove from heat and let set for 2 minutes. Beat until thick and creamy. Add pecans. Drop by teaspoons onto buttered pans. Makes about 60 candies.

By Robin from Washington, IA

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