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New Orleans-Style Pralines

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Ingredients
  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
Directions

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.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Boiled
Servings: 
3

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