Della’s Pecan Pralines III

  • Yield : 24 servings
  • Servings : 24 servings
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 20m
  • Ready In : 30m
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I gave this recipe to my friend 30 years ago and she still makes these today. These are just wonderful for holiday eating or filling candy tins.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar (1/2 dark, 1/2 light)
  • Dash of salt
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tbsp light Karo Syrup
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan pieces or halves


Step 1

In a heavy 3-quart saucepan, mix sugar, salt, milk and Karo syrup.

Step 2

Cook to the soft ball stage over medium heat. Soft ball stage has a temperature between 234 and 238 degrees. Without a candy thermometer you can judge the stage when the candy mixture dropped in cold water has a soft texture and will stick together in a ball when rolled between your fingers.

Step 3

Add the butter and vanilla. Remove off heat and beat until cool.

Step 4

Stir in the pecans and then drop by tablespoon onto wax paper. When firm, store in a closed container. Makes approximately 2 dozen pralines.

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