Sesame Seed Pralines

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A wonderful old time sesame candy.


  • 3 sticks (8 tbsp) unsalted butter - 1 1/2 cups
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup toasted sesame seed
  • 1 tbsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp water


Step 1

Butter two cookie sheets or use parchment

Step 2

In a medium size pan, melt butter over high heat.

Step 3

Whisking constantly, add the sugars, milk, and cream. and bring to a boil, Reduce heat to medium.

Step 4

Cook and stir until syrup reaches 260 degrees on a candy thermometer about 15-20 minutes and is the consistency of runny caramel with a rich tan color -

Step 5

Immediately add the sesame seeds, vanilla and water. Cook and stir just until the mixture foams up in the pan when you stop stirring, about 1-2 minutes

Step 6

Quickly drop the mixture by heaping spoonful on a greased cookie sheet, using a second spoon to push batter from first.

Step 7

After cooling, store in airtight container.

Step 8

Cooled pralines should be opaque and crumbly, rather than chewy.

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