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New Orleans-Style Pralines

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  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Evaporated milk 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Pecan halves 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon

Combine sugar and milk in a Dutch oven, bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.
Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until mixture reaches 228°.
Add butter and pecans, and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches soft ball stage (236°).
Remove from heat, and stir in vanilla.
Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture just begins to thicken.
Working rapidly, drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto greased waxed paper, let stand until firm.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 1669 Calories from Fat 712

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 84 g129.3%

Saturated Fat 18.9 g94.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 65.1 mg21.7%

Sodium 124.3 mg5.2%

Total Carbohydrates 232 g77.3%

Dietary Fiber 8.3 g33.3%

Sugars 221.8 g

Protein 14 g28.1%

Vitamin A 14.3% Vitamin C 4.3%

Calcium 38.3% Iron 17.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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New Orleans-Style Pralines Recipe