Louisiana Caramel Pralines

Louisiana Caramel Pralines created by pammyowl

I know there are a lot of praline recipes already posted, but I couldn't find this one & suspect there could hardly be 1 more authentic than a recipe straight from the *River Road Recipes* cookbook published by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Mrs. C.E. Phillips was acknowledged as the source of the recipe, but no times or yield were given. I have guesstimated them w/a *heavy accent on the guess* part of the word, but the real bottom line is the yield depends on the size you choose to make & how you view the # of servings. *Enjoy*

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  • Place 2 cups sugar & milk in a lrg saucepan. Cook slowly, stirring often.
  • At the same time, put other cup of sugar in a 2nd saucepan on low heat & stir till melted.
  • Pour 2nd mixture slowly into the sugar & milk that should be read to boil & stir while adding.
  • Cook slowly till a firm ball forms when dropped into cold water (238°) & remove from heat.
  • Add vanilla, pecans & butter. Stir till mixture begins to thicken.
  • To avoid sticking as experienced by the 1st reviewer using waxed paper which was given as an option -- drop by spoonfuls in desired size onto a lightly sprayed baking sheet or buttered cookie sheet (candies should set up immediately).
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"I know there are a lot of praline recipes already posted, but I couldn't find this one & suspect there could hardly be 1 more authentic than a recipe straight from the *River Road Recipes* cookbook published by the Junior League of Baton Rouge. Mrs. C.E. Phillips was acknowledged as the source of the recipe, but no times or yield were given. I have guesstimated them w/a *heavy accent on the guess* part of the word, but the real bottom line is the yield depends on the size you choose to make & how you view the # of servings. *Enjoy*"

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  1. Bayhill
    Delicious! These tasted just like the pralines that I had last time I went to Savannah, Georgia. They were easy to make and were devoured quickly at a Christmas party I attended. I used toasted pecans and followed the recipe as written. I dropped the candies onto cookie sheets which were lined with parchment paper and sprayed with cooking spray. The candies slid right off! The only issue I had was the candy mixture started setting up in the saucepan before I got all of the candies onto the cookie sheets. I guess I wasn't quick enough. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe. **Made for 2014 Football Pool**
  2. pammyowl
    Louisiana Caramel Pralines Created by pammyowl
  3. pammyowl
    I had my doubts at first, but they turned out perfectly! Great instructions too. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT9
  4. Mocha Brown
    Same thing happened to me. Mine also didn't set all that well so I put them in the fridge. They aren't like the pralines that I've had before but still very good
  5. MathMom.calif
    Louisiana Caramel Pralines Created by MathMom.calif
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