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Pecan Pralines

These sweet treats are totally delicous
Pecan Pralines
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Pecan pralines (pronounced “PRAY-lean”) are made up of simple ingredients heated in a saucepan: sugar, pecans, milk and butter. But it’s the cooking that can get you. To get the perfect caramel-crunch praline, you’ll need to monitor the heat in the pan with a candy thermometer and spoon the mixture quickly. And don’t attempt to make these on a super humid day, your praline will crumble into a sugary mess. This recipe is from the St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church cookbook, San Antonio, Texas.

 

20
Servings
296
Calories Per Serving

Notes

You’ll also need:

Candy thermometer (not necessary, but helpful)

Parchment or wax paper

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups white sugar
  • 2 Cups light-brown sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons vanilla
  • 5 Tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 4 Cups pecans
  • 1 Tablespoon unsalted butter, plus a little extra
  • 2/3 Cups whole milk

Directions

Combine all ingredients except the pecans in a large saucepan. Over medium heat, stir mixture until it comes to a boil. Turn heat down to medium-low and continue to cook, stirring frequently until a candy thermometer reaches 232-240 degrees F (some cooks call this the “soft ball stage.”) If you don’t have a thermometer, watch for the glossiness to go away, then take the pan off the heat.

Remove from heat and stir in the pecans for another minute or until the mixture begins to thicken.

Using a large soup spoon, quickly spoon mixture onto trays lined with parchment paper. Let cool for about 20 minutes.

 

Nutritional Facts
Servings20
Calories Per Serving296
Total Fat15g23%
Sugar40gN/A
Saturated2g9%
Cholesterol2mg1%
Protein2g4%
Carbs42g14%
Vitamin A9µg1%
Vitamin C0.2mg0.2%
Vitamin D0.1µg0.8%
Vitamin E0.3mg2%
Vitamin K0.8µg0.6%
Calcium36mg4%
Fiber2g8%
Folate (food)5µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)5µg1%
Iron0.6mg3.4%
Magnesium26mg6%
Monounsaturated8gN/A
Niacin (B3)0.3mg1.6%
Phosphorus62mg9%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium112mg2%
Sodium11mgN/A
Sugars, added38gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.1mg11.5%
Zinc1mg8.7%