Pecan Pralines

Ready in 45 minutes

Be sure to use a heavy Dutch oven and a candy thermometer, and make pralines on a day when the weather is dry as humidity can make them grainy.

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Ingredients

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2 cups pecan halves and pieces
3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup whipping cream
1/4 cup butter
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Wax; paper

Original recipe makes 24 Servings

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Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 8 to 10 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through. Cool completely (about 15 minutes).

2. Meanwhile, bring brown sugar and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a heavy Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil, stirring occasionally, 6 to 8 minutes or until a candy thermometer registers 236 (soft ball stage). Remove sugar mixture from heat.

3. Let sugar mixture stand until candy thermometer reaches 150 (20 to 25 minutes). Stir in vanilla and pecans using a wooden spoon; stir constantly 1 to 2 minutes or just until mixture begins to lose its gloss. Quickly drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto wax paper; let stand until firm (10 to 15 minutes).

TRY THESE TWISTS!

Chocolate-Pecan Pralines: Prepare as directed through Step 2. Add 2 (1-oz.) unsweetened chocolate baking squares to sugar mixture. (Do not stir.) Proceed as directed in Step 3.

Cafe au Lait Pecan Pralines: Add 2 Tbsp. instant coffee granules with brown sugar in Step 2.

Notes

YIELD: Makes 2 dozen

HANDS-ON:30 Minutes

TOTAL:1 Hour, 8 Minutes

COURSE: Candy, Desserts

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