Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Pecan Pralines

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk
2 tablespoons butter
1 1/4 cups pecan halves
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

Generously grease a large baking sheet.

In a saucepan over medium heat, combine brown sugar, white sugar and milk. Bring to a boil.

Stir in butter, pecans and vanilla. Heat, without stirring, to between 234 degrees F and 240 degrees F (112 to 116 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that
flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface.

Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes.

Beat until thickened, then pour immediately onto prepared surface and let rest until firm and completely cool before cutting.

Yields 20 pralines.

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