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Total Time
1hr
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Buttermilk Bacon Pralines from Martha Hall Foose’s “Screen Doors and Sweet Tea.” Prep time is cooling time.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a heavy-bottomed, deep saucepan, combine the sugars, buttermilk, corn syrup, baking soda and salt over medium heat. Cook for about 20 minutes, until the mixture reaches 235 degrees F on a candy thermometer.
  2. Remove from heat. Add butter, vanilla, pecans, orange zest and bacon. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth and creamy.
  3. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto a silicone mat or buttered parchment paper. Let stand 30 minutes, or until cool. Store in an airtight container.