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    CarolAT's Note:

    This is my husband's family recipe for making pecan pralines. He is asked every Christmas to make these delicious pralines.

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    1. 1
      In a large 3 1/2 quart-size saucepan, combine sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, and salt. Cook over high heat for about 5 minutes or until the mixture reaches 210 degrees on a candy thermometer. Stir often scraping the bottom and sides. The mixture will foam up.
    2. 2
      Add butter, pecans, and vanilla.
    3. 3
      Over medium heat, continue cooking.
    4. 4
      Stir constantly scraping bottom and sides until the mixture reaches softball stage (235 degrees on a candy thermometer or spinning a thread).
    5. 5
      Remove mixture from heat.
    6. 6
      Cool slightly (about 2 minutes). Beat with spoon until thick and creamy.
    7. 7
      Drop from a tablespoon onto sheet of alumium foil or wax paper. Let cool. Store in an airtight container.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 06, 2009


      Your dad's got it exactly right! I was searching Recipezaar before I posted my grandmother's praline recipe to make sure I didn't double post. This is the ONLY way to make pralines -- with buttermilk and white sugar. The smell of this candy boiling means Christmas to me and my family. One tip: try dropping them on parchment paper instead of wax paper or tinfoil. Less likely to stick.

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    • on November 30, 2009


      Loved it. My mother ate almost the whole batch! It was very easy to make. I will be making these for christmas 2009.

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    Nutritional Facts for Dad's Pecan Pralines

    Serving Size: 1 (899 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 168.1
    Calories from Fat 81
    Total Fat 9.1 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 3.5 mg
    Sodium 98.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 1.0 g
    Sugars 21.0 g
    Protein 1.4 g

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