SOUTHERN PECAN PRALINES

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These delicious southern pecan pralines are the perfect treat.

Southern Pecan Pralines - The Southern Lady Cooks

This Southern Pecan Praline recipe is a family favorite.  A very sweet and sugary candy laden with pecans and so famous in New Orleans.  There are many different recipes for this treat but most of them contain milk, sugar and pecans. A wonderful Christmas, Valentine’s Day, or anytime gift everyone will enjoy.  Make some of these delicious pecan pralines and share with friends and family. You  may also love these candied pecans. 

2 cups pecans

1 1/2 cups white sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup buttermilk

6 tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Combine, pecans, white sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk and butter in a good sized pot on top of the stove.  Bring to a boil on medium high and cook to soft ball stage.  (Soft ball stage means drop a small amount in ice water and it forms a soft ball when you pick it up out of the water and roll between your fingers) You can also use a candy thermometer and cook to 234 degrees. Remove pot from heat, stir in vanilla extract,  cool for a few minutes and beat with a spoon until becomes thick and creamy.  Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper.  Makes 12 to 15 pralines depending on size you make them.

Southern Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines are absolutely delicious!
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: pecan pralines
Servings: 5 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Combine, pecans, white sugar, brown sugar, buttermilk and butter in a good sized pot on top of the stove. Bring to a boil on medium high and cook to soft ball stage. (Soft ball stage means drop a small amount in ice water and it forms a soft ball when you pick it up out of the water and roll between your fingers) You can also use a candy thermometer and cook to 234 degrees.
  • Remove pot from heat, stir in vanilla extract, cool for a few minutes and beat with a spoon until becomes thick and creamy. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper. Makes 12 to 15 pralines depending on size you make them.

Notes

Makes 12-15 depending on the size you make them.

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  2. carol james says:

    Can I use chocolate chips, instead if semi-sweet chocolate in the fudge.

  3. can these pralines be made with Splenda instead of white sugar?

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