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Pecan Pralines

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Pecan Pralines is an irresistible candy that you can dish out as Halloween treats! The explosion of the sweet and nutty flavors makes it a personal favorite. Try this brilliant Pecan Pralines recipe!
  Light brown sugar 500 Gram
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Evaporated milk/Cream 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  Butter/Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Pecan halves 2 Cup (32 tbs)

Mix sugar, salt, evaporated milk and butter in a 10-cup heavy saucepan. Cover and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Add pecans and cook over medium heat to soft ball stage, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and let cool 5 minutes. Stir rapidly until mixture begins to thicken and coat pecan Below: Pecan Cookies (right) and Louisiana-inspired Pecan Pralines. lightly. Drop rapidly from a teaspoon on to aluminium foil or lightly buttered baking sheet to form patties. (If the candy becomes too stiff to handle, stir in a few drops of hot water.) Let stand until cool and set. Makes about 44 small pralines.
TO TEST FOR SOFTBALL (WITHOUT THERMOMETER): Drop a small quantity of mixture into ice water. It forms a soft ball which does not disintegrate but flattens out of its own accord when picked up with the fingers.
Note: If liked, 2 tablespoons sherry, bourbon or brandy may be added in place of equal quantity of cream.

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Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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Nutrition Facts

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Calories 2018 Calories from Fat 900

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 107 g164.5%

Saturated Fat 16.3 g81.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 44 mg14.7%

Sodium 223.7 mg9.3%

Total Carbohydrates 278 g92.6%

Dietary Fiber 12.5 g49.9%

Sugars 264.8 g

Protein 19 g37%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C 5.4%

Calcium 34.3% Iron 19.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Pecan Pralines Recipe