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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


  • 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.


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