Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
I received these as a gift last year and they did not last one night in my house! These pecans are a great Holiday Gift--especially for someone from Kentucky to give or for someone who used to call Kentucky their home. The taste is similar to a praline with just a hint of whiskey. Enjoy.
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons Bourbon
- 3 cups pecan halves
- In a large, heavy saucepan, combine the sugar and evaporated milk and bring to a low boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook until the syrup registers 240°F on a candy thermometer.
- Remove pan from heat. Add the salt, bourbon and pecans and stir until the nuts are thoroughly coated with the syrup. Pour the pecans onto wax paper and cool completely before storing in an airtight container.
One of the doctors I work with would get a huge handful of these and then announce to everyone it was his last handful. We'd catch him back in them within the hour, then the whole process would start all over. They truly are addictive. I actually used 1/4 c. bourbon because I love the taste.