Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines

9 reviews, 4.9 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 20 minutes

As close as I could make them to what you find on River Street in Savannah, GA


1 1/2 cups Sugar
3/4 cup light-brown sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla extract; (I guess you can use 1 tbsp imitation vanilla if you have to)
1/2 cup Evaporated milk; (not condensed milk)
4 tablespoons Butter; (cut in small pieces)
2 cups Pecans; (Georgia pecans are best of course)

Original recipe makes 10



1) Combine both sugars, the vanilla and the evaporated milk in a saucepan.

2) Heat to 230 degrees (just below soft ball stage). Stir frequently so sugar does not burn.

3) Add the butter and continue to heat and stir until the mixture reaches 250 degrees (the temperature is very important).

4) Remove from the heat and stir in the pecans. Continue to stir until the mixture begins to cool and thickens.

5) Spoon out onto wax paper to cool. If the mixture thickens to much while spooning it out, heat just until it is soft enough again.


Great with a cup of Southern Pecan Coffee

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Kudzu Mountain Pralines

Taste great! May have gotten a bit too hot, but nothing going to waste! The large ones can be boxed for gifts, the medium size is great for a table-top snack, and the smaller crumbles are GREAT over vanilla icecream! Love it! (I too am familliar with River St. Savannah, GA and these are dead-ringers for what you can get there!)

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Rocqude 2y ago

Came out ok just need a little more practice.
cookinggirl20 3y ago

Easy and will make a great addition to holiday gift boxes! :)
alainaclark 3y ago

Big hit! Definitely a keeper!
CourtSport 3y ago

This is a great recipe for mixed nuts too! I also had a thermometer that only went up to 220 degrees and kind of guessed on when to add the nuts, but they turned out wonderful. I did have to put the mixture back on heat to make it stick to the nuts.
Larawaya 4y ago

Easy to make and turned out wonderfully! My husband said these were even better than River Street Sweets in Savannah.
KudzuCooper 4y ago

this are better than any I have tasted on River Street in Savannah
pequilter 7y ago

Great with a cup of Southern Pecan Coffee [I posted this recipe.]
TimGa 7y ago

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