Southern Style Pralines

Southern Style Pralines

Southern Style Pralines

Prep Time

20 minutes

Cook Time

20 minutes

Serves

12 people

Enjoy the sweet taste of the South with these heavenly homemade pralines.

Why Try? Makes a perfect gift for the holidays because the recipient will know you put some time and care into making them! The taste is melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Be sure to use a heavy bottom pan, and a candy thermometer to make these.

You must watch the sauce very carefully; don’t walk away because Pralines set-up very quickly.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Preparation

  • 1 Combine brown sugar, white sugar and half and half in a heavy 2 quart saucepan and bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mixture reaches 227 degrees or soft ball stage on the candy thermometer.
  • 2 Add pecans and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  • 3 Remove saucepan from heat and let cool for 2 minutes.
  • 4 Using a tablespoon, spoon rounded balls of warm praline mixture onto a sheet of wax paper leaving about 3 inches between each ball (this will allow them to spread). Let cool.