Monday, June 8, 2015

Pralines

A sweet, slightly crumbly brown sugar candy loaded with toasted pecans.







































  • 1 1/2 cups pecans
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons corn syrup
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Toast pecans in a 350-degree oven for 8 minutes.
Mix sugar, brown sugar, salt, corn syrup, evaporated milk and butter in a heavy sauce pot.
Bring to a boil stirring constantly.
Cook over medium-high heat until soft-ball stage, stirring occasionally.
Remove from heat when candy thermometer reads 232-degrees.
Cool sugar mixture about 15 minutes or until 150-degrees.
Stir in pecans and vanilla.
Beat with a wooden spoon for 1 to 2 minutes or candy begins to thicken.
Drop quickly onto wax paper.
Cool.
Store in air-tight container.

Tip: 
If candy becomes to hard to drop add a spoonful of hot water and stir.