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Pecan Pralines
Pecan Pralines
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins
This indulgent candy is perfect for holiday gifting. Creamy and sweet, with a nutty crunch, who wouldn't be thrilled to find a box of pecan pralines under the tree?
Course: Candy
Servings: 40 candies
  • 2 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 6 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans toasting is optional

  • *special équipement: candy thermometer
  1. Line 2 sheet pans with parchment paper, set aside.
  2. Combine sugars, butter, salt and heavy cream in a medium heavy bottom saucepan.
  3. Bring to a boil over high heat and then attach a candy thermometer to the side of the sauce pan.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium and continue to cook until the mixture reaches 238 degrees.
  5. Remove from the heat and whisk until mixture loses its sheen and becomes creamy in texture, about 10 mins by hand.
  6. Stir in the vanilla and pecans. Drop tablespoons of the mixture onto the lined sheet pans and allow to spread.
  7. Cool to room temperature and store on wax paper in an airtight container.