New Orleans Pralines

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New Orleans Pralines
Fri, 08-13-2010 - 1:43pm

New Orleans Pralines



  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • ½ cup light cream

  • 1 ½ cups pecans, halved

  • 2 tablespoons butter

Combine sugars and cream in a heavy 2-quart saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mixture forms a thick syrup.


Add pecans and butter and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.


Remove sauce pan to a heatproof surface (such as a wire rack) and let cool for 10 minutes.


Use a tablespoon to drop rounded balls of the mixture onto sheet wax paper or foil, leaving about 3 inches between each ball for pralines to spread. Allow to cool.


Makes about 12 candies.

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Karen

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