Saturday, December 22, 2018

Louisiana Pralines

I didn't eat pralines for a long time.  I didn't like the pecans.  I liked pecans, just not in candy!  So I liked pecanless pralines, and my Mom would make a few with out nuts for me.  Now, I can say I do like them - pecans and all! 

Pralines are so easy to make, but the weather plays a big part in candy making.  If it's too humid and wet outside, candy will not set.  Especially fudge and pralines.  Today was a beautiful candy day!!  Sunny skies and cool temperatures.  It was a good praline day!!

Here's my praline recipe: 

  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 7 tbsp salted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tbsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream

  1. Combine the butter, sugars, and cream into a large saucepan, then turn the heat up to medium.
  2. Bring the candy mixture to 240 F, and let the candy mixture cook for about 5 minutes without stirring.
  3. After the five minutes, add in the vanilla extract, and stir.
  4. Remove from the heat.
  5. Toss in the pecans, and fold in.
  6. Grab a wooden spoon, and stir the hot candy mixture until it thickens.
  7. Spoon out the candy mixture onto parchment paper or wax paper.
  8. Let the candy cool completely.
      (don't forget to scrape the pot and lick the spoon!)

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this!! I love pralines. I've used a different recipe, but yours looks easy and delicious.