Dad's Pecan Pralines

Recipe by CarolAT
READY IN: 40mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • 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.
  • Add butter, pecans, and vanilla.
  • Over medium heat, continue cooking.
  • Stir constantly scraping bottom and sides until the mixture reaches softball stage (235 degrees on a candy thermometer or spinning a thread).
  • Remove mixture from heat.
  • Cool slightly (about 2 minutes). Beat with spoon until thick and creamy.
  • Drop from a tablespoon onto sheet of alumium foil or wax paper. Let cool. Store in an airtight container.
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