Pecan Pralines Recipe

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These basic pralines are a New Orleans specialty. The creamy and buttery brown sugar fudge is filled with pecans.

What You'll Need

  • 2 cups brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups pecan pieces and halves
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter, cut in pieces

How to Make It

  1. Combine sugar, milk, and water in a 2-quart saucepan; heat to boiling stirring constantly. Cook until mixture reaches soft ball consistency (235°).
  2. Remove from heat; stir in pecans, vanilla, and butter.
  3. Immediately drop by tablespoons onto wax paper.

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