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Blue Ribbon Kentucky Pralines

No recipe image available.A Southern specialty, made a myriad of ways, these pralines have pecans and brown sugar. Eat as is, or crumble and use as a garnish for ice cream or other desserts.

Recipe Ingredients:

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1 cup chopped pecans

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine sugar, brown sugar, butter, water and light corn syrup. Using a candy thermometer, and without stirring, cook over medium heat to the 'soft-ball stage,' or 234°F (110°C)*.
  2. Cool to 200°F (95°C) without stirring. Stir in pecans and return to heat, stirring until thickened.
  3. Drop by spoonfuls onto wax paper and cool until firm.

Makes 2 dozen.

*The soft-ball stage describes the point at which a drop of boiling syrup immersed in cold water, when removed, forms a soft ball that flattens of its own accord but does not ooze. On a candy thermometer, the soft-ball stage is between 234°F (110°C) and 240°F (approximately 115°C).