Prep 2 mins
Cook 20 mins
Got this from my Aunt who is known for her yummy pralines.This is the recipe she uses and there are never enough to go around!!!
- 1 1⁄2 cups white sugar
- 1⁄2 cup light brown sugar
- 1⁄8 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup pecans, chopped
- 1⁄4 teaspoon vanilla
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- Combine sugars,salt and milk.
- Cook until soft ball stage on a candy thermometer.
- Add pecans.
- Remove from fire and add vanilla and butter.
- Beat until stiff;drop on wax paper let sit until set and then enjoy.
these were very good..next time i might add alittle maple flavoing but thats just a prefference. i will certainly make these for my gift baskets. thanks for the great treat crawfish pie!!
Having lived in Kaplan, La. for a few years (I'm part Cajun) I know what genuine pralines should taste like...this is it! The first batch was your recipe, the second batch I added a little bourbon...the third batch I added toasted, flaked coconut. Yes, the first batch was so good I made two more the same day. Thanks.
Sorry but this was a disaster for me. I used a candy thermometer but went into a crystalized mess before it got to the soft ball stage. Maybe if I had taken it off the heat at 228 deg. it would have turned out. I have never made pralines before so really didn't know what to expect.