Pecan Pralines II2002-11-20
- Course: Cakes & Candy
- Yield : 24 servings
- Servings : 24 servings
- Prep Time : 20m
- Cook Time : 20m
- Ready In : 40m
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- 3/4 cup white granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
- 3/4 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup pecans coarsely chopped
- 2 tbsp butter or margarine
- 1/8 tsp salt
Line 2 cookie sheets with wax paper. Set aside.
In a large, nonstick pan or heavy cast iron pot, combine sugars and evaporated milk. Cook over medium heat until boiling, stirring constantly. Stir in pecans (roast pecans 3 to 4 minutes in microwave for richer flavor) and cook until mixture reaches soft ball stage (235 to 240 degrees).
Remove from heat; add butter and salt. Stir vigorously until mixture starts to thicken and becomes cloudy. Immediately drop rounded tablespoonful onto the lined cookie sheets.
Let pralines stand until set; about 2 hours. Peel pralines off paper and store in an airtight container with waxed paper between layers. Makes about 2 dozen.