Pecan Pralines

Pecan Pralines

16-20 Pralines

1 cup sugar
1 cup (packed) light brown sugar
3 tablespoon. butter
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1-1/2 tablespoon. vanilla
1 to 1-1/2 cups pecan pieces to taste.

  1. Combine everything except the vanilla and pecans in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Stir with a wooden spoon as you cook. being very careful not to splash. The mixture will first turn translucent. Add the pecans and the
    vanilla at that point.

  2. Continue to cook and stir. The mixture will begin to brown slowly. The
    whole trick to making good pralines–and it is tricky–is to get them off
    the heat at the right point. The reading you should see on the candy
    thermometer should be the soft ball temperature. about 235 degrees. It will
    take about 15 to 20 minutes.

  3. With a large spoon. drop some of the praline mixture onto a cookie sheet,
    waxed paper, or a marble slab making discs about two inches across. Allow to
    cool. Remove with a very thin spatula and wrap tightly.

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