Creamy Pecan Pralines

  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 22 min
  • Prep: 7 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: about 1 dozen
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1 cup light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup heavy cream

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 tablespoons water

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans


  1. Mix light brown sugar, granulated sugar, heavy cream, butter, water and salt in a heavy-bottomed saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, until sugar dissolves. Stir in pecans and cook over medium heat until mixture reaches the soft ball stage, 238 to 240 degrees F on a candy thermometer. If you spoon a drop of boiling syrup into a cup of ice water, it will form a soft ball that flattens easily between your fingers.
  2. Remove pan from heat and stir rapidly until mixture thickens. Drop pralines by the spoonfuls, 1-inch apart onto parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Let cool completely until firm. Store in an airtight container.
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