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    Creamy Smooth Pecan Pralines

    Creamy Smooth Pecan Pralines. Photo by Michelle Berteig

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    30 mins

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    15 mins

    NELady's Note:

    From Best of the Best from America Cookbook by Gwen McKee and Barbara Moseley. Posted for ZWT5, France/Cajun region.

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    Serves: 6-8



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    1. 1
      Combine sugar, syrup, water, and pecans in heavy 3-quart saucepan.
    2. 2
      Stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved and mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture reaches soft-ball stage (small amount forms soft ball when dropped into cold water).
    3. 3
      Remove saucepan from heat; add margarine and vanilla.
    4. 4
      Allow candy to cool.
    5. 5
      Whip until mixture gradually changes to lighter color and becomes creamy.
    6. 6
      Drop by tablespoons onto buttered cookie sheet (Push mixture from tablespoon with a teaspoon to hasten dropping before praline becomes too firm to shape).

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 09, 2009


      Easy to make and set up perfectly. I used butter instead of margarine. After removing from the heat, the mixture took a long time to cool, but once it did, it set up fast. I love pralines! Made for the Dining Daredevils for ZWT5 Family Picks.

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    • on July 07, 2014

      This is not a 30 minute recipe by far! 30 minutes later they are still sitting to cool down and thicken. I was quite disappointed as was my client. She wanted them for dessert. I hope after her nap they will have thickened to the right consistency.

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    • on November 17, 2010

      I just finished this recipe with my children. We love it. It was easy to make, one thing I had to substitue the Karo syrup with light Karo syrup. It still came out perfest. I even got to use my brand new candy thermometer. I will definitely be doing the recipe for many years to come. Thanks for posting.

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    Nutritional Facts for Creamy Smooth Pecan Pralines

    Serving Size: 1 (119 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 640.2
    Calories from Fat 282
    Total Fat 31.3 g
    Saturated Fat 3.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 107.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 93.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 3.1 g
    Sugars 75.7 g
    Protein 3.1 g

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