Texas Pecan Pralines
|Granulated sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Packed light brown sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Buttermilk||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Pecan halves||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Butter sides of heavy 2-quart saucepan; add sugars, buttermilk and salt.
Cook over medium-high heat 6 to 8 minutes until boiling, stirring constantly with wooden spoon to dissolve sugars.
Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 16 to 18 minutes or until mixture reaches soft-ball stage, 234°F on a candy thermometer (or until syrup, when dropped into very cold water, forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water).
Remove pan from heat.
Add butter; do not stir.
Cool, without stirring, about 20 minutes or until 150°F.
Stir in pecans.
Beat vigorously with wooden spoon 2 to 3 minutes or until candy begins to thicken but is still glossy.
Drop candy by teaspoonfuls onto wax-paper-lined baking sheet.
Let dry until hard.
Store in tightly covered container.
Serving size: Complete recipe
Calories 3894 Calories from Fat 1903
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 225 g346.7%
Saturated Fat 39.2 g195.9%
Trans Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 96.8 mg32.3%
Sodium 489.4 mg20.4%
Total Carbohydrates 487 g162.2%
Dietary Fiber 25 g99.8%
Sugars 450.2 g
Protein 33 g66.6%
Vitamin A 25.4% Vitamin C 4.8%
Calcium 19.5% Iron 36.7%
*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet