Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 35 mins

Planning to try this for the holidays. I've never made pralines before! Cook time includes optional pecan-roasting minutes. Prep time is an approximation of how long it will take to get all your ingredients in the pot, and on their way to soft-ball stage.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all ingredients and bring to soft ball stage (230 to 240 degrees), stirring constantly.
  2. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir until mixture thickens, becomes creamy and cloudy, and pecans stay suspended in mixture.
  4. Spoon out on aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  5. Makes approximately fifteen to twenty pralines, depending on size.
  6. Note: To roast pecans, bake them on a sheet pan at 275 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes until slightly brown.
Most Helpful

Just what pralines should taste like and ever so easy. I used heavy cream that I had on hand, then made them again using evaporated milk because that's what I remember my mom using. Thanks for a real keeper!

Candy C December 24, 2009

very good. i over cooked it a bit, but it was still very good.

XxXxkittykat December 07, 2006

This recipe was very easy if you have a candy thermometer. The only part I was unsure of was how long to wait and stir off heat to make the pralines, and it turned out to be about 8 minutes, give or take. This recipe is very good, thanks meow! for this recipe.

angelruss December 21, 2003