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Southern Pralines

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  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Pecan halves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Buttermilk 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 3⁄4 Teaspoon

Combine all ingredients except baking soda in a large heavy saucepan.
Cook over low heat, stirring gently, until sugar dissolves.
Cover and cook over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes to wash down sugar crystals from sides of pan.
Uncover and cook to soft ball stage (235°), stirring constantly.
Remove from heat, and stir in soda.
Beat with a wooden spoon just until mixture begins to thicken.
Working rapidly, drop by tablespoonfuls onto greased wax paper; let stand until firm.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3635 Calories from Fat 1792

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 213 g327.3%

Saturated Fat 31.5 g157.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 64.5 mg21.5%

Sodium 1271.6 mg53%

Total Carbohydrates 444 g148%

Dietary Fiber 25 g99.8%

Sugars 410 g

Protein 31 g61.8%

Vitamin A 17.9% Vitamin C 4.8%

Calcium 19.3% Iron 36.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Southern Pralines Recipe