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Pecan Pralines

No recipe image available.Practically irresistible, chewy homemade caramel pecan pralines.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup heavy cream
1 cup milk
1 cup chopped pecans
2 cups pecan halves
2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Melt butter in a heavy saucepan over high heat. Add sugar, brown sugar, and cream. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add milk and chopped pecans; cook for 4 minutes more, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking and stirring for 5 minutes. Add pecan halves and vanilla and continue cooking until done, about 15 to 20 minutes, or 240°F (115°C) on a candy thermometer.
  2. Drop the batter onto a baking sheet by tablespoonfuls, about 2-inches in diameter. Cool.

Makes 32 candies.