Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

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Southern Pecan Pralines are a classic candy that bathes crunchy, salty pecans in a caramel-like brown sugar coating, resulting in a delicious chewy treat.

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Southern Pecan Pralines

I remember seeing pralines the first time my parents took us to Louisiana. My Mom and Dad just loved them. Over the years I’ve seen them here and there, and have also seen them available to purchase as gifts for people. If you or one of your family or friends loves pralines, you can make them right at home yourself. This recipe for Southern Pecan Pralines is fairly simple, but does require particular attention when it comes to the timing of the stirring. Here’s instructions on how to make them.

Prep: 5 mins

Total: 60 mins

This recipe makes 16-20 servings.

Equipment Needed

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans (halved or chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Instructions

Line the cupcake tin with paper liners and set aside.

Place the pecan halves, sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and salt into the saucepan.

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Stir to combine all ingredients.

Set the saucepan on medium heat and bring it to a boil.

Put the candy thermometer into the saucepan and stir constantly until the temperature reaches 235-240 degrees (or about 10 minutes).

Set the pan aside.

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Immediately beat the mixture with a wooden spoon for 2-5 minutes, until the mixture thickens and has a cloudy appearance.

While the mixture is still hot, use the cookie scoop to measure out portions of the candy.

Transfer the filled scoop of candy to the lined cupcake tin, making sure to cover the bottom of each tin.

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Set aside to cool completely.

Once the candy has reached room temperature and is firm and solid it is ready to serve.

Remove the cupcake liner before serving.

Enjoy!

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe

Yield: 20

Southern Pecan Pralines

Southern Pecan Pralines Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 55 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans (halved or chopped)
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter (cubed)
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

Line the cupcake tin with paper liners and set aside.

Place the pecan halves, sugar, brown sugar, butter, milk, vanilla, and salt into the saucepan.

Stir to combine all ingredients.

Set the saucepan on medium heat and bring it to a boil.

Put the candy thermometer into the saucepan and stir constantly until the temperature reaches 235-240 degrees (or about 10 minutes).

Set the pan aside.

Immediately beat the mixture with a wooden spoon for 2-5 minutes, until the mixture thickens and has a cloudy appearance.

While the mixture is still hot, use the cookie scoop to measure out portions of the candy.

Transfer the filled scoop of candy to the lined cupcake tin, making sure to cover the bottom of each tin.

Set aside to cool completely.

Once the candy has reached room temperature and is firm and solid it is ready to serve.

Remove the cupcake liner before serving.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 178Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 67mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 1gSugar: 23gProtein: 1g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. Your serving size and ingredients may differ.

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4 comments

Sarah | Boo Roo and Tigger Too February 8, 2020 - 10:58 am

These sound amazing, although I fear you’d only need a couple to keep you satisfied.

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Rebecca Smith February 8, 2020 - 1:14 pm

These look like a sweet treat that my whole family would enjoy! We love pecans and these sound so chewy and delicious!

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Laura February 9, 2020 - 7:50 am

These look absolutely delicious and like a very satisfying treat that would make a perfect homemade gift for someone x

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Emma-Louise S February 9, 2020 - 4:01 pm

Oh wow these all sound and look incredible, it’s making me so hungry just looking at them!

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