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Pecan Pralines

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Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Firmly packed light brown sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Light corn syrup 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Milk 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Unbroken pecan halves 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
Directions

Combine sugars, corn syrup, salt, and milk in saucepan.
Bring to boil and cook, without stirring, until 236°F.registers on candy thermometer, or until a little of mixture dropped into cold water forms a soft ball.
Remove from heat and let stand until lukewarm (110°F.).
Add vanilla and pecans and beat with spoon until mixture begins to thicken and loses its gloss.
Drop from tablespoon onto wax paper and spread to form patties about 4 inches in diameter.
Let stand until firm.
Then wrap individually in moistureproof paper.
Store in airtight container.
Makes 12 pralines.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Boiled
Dish: 
Candy
Restriction: 
Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Pecan
Preparation Time: 
60 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
90 Minutes
Servings: 
12

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