Pralines II8 Reviews
- Prep: 15 min
- Cook: 45 min
- Ready In: 1 hr
“Delicious candy and pretty easy to make.” - by Melissa
Original recipe yields 24 pralines
- Lightly grease the inside of a 4-quart saucepan. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper.
- Stir the brown sugar, white sugar, baking soda, sour cream, and corn syrup together in the oiled pan; place over low heat. Cook and stir continually until the sugars are dissolved. Wipe any sugar crystals above the liquid line with a pastry brush moistened with cold water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Do not stir once the sugar syrup begins to boil. Heat to 240 degrees F (115 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from the water and placed on a flat surface. Remove from heat; stir in the butter, vanilla, and chopped pecans.
- Drop spoonfuls of the mixture 2 inches apart onto the prepared baking sheets. Press a pecan half into the top of each praline. Allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container in a cool place.
Amount Per Serving (24 total)
- 208 cal
- 10.6 g
- 29.2 g
Based on a 2,000 calorie diet
Reviews (8)Rate This Recipe
"I was in the mood for pralines and decided upon this recipe. I am just learning how to make candies and this turned out wonderful! It was so smooth and melt in your mouth delicious. Very sweet of cour..." See morese too. I have a gas stove so I started off with low heat like the recipe said and kept it there for the whole recipe - basically from fear that it'd burn and not turn out well if I turned up the heat (like I said, not an experienced candy maker yet) It sure took a while to get to 240F like this but the end result was worth it. I will definitely make this recipe again, daring to venture into turning up the heat next time as the recipe states. I also toasted my pecans. Thanks so much for sharing!"
"Excellent recipe,,, I lined my cookie sheet with graham wafers and poured the mixture over. Cool and broke into pieces,,, extra yummy!!! worth trying,,, you won't be sorry.... lydd..." See more"
"I burned the first batch when the phone rang....I started over and was afraid I was going to burn the second batch but I kept stirring even after it started to boil.Took longer than 45 minutes and it ..." See morewas very thick! I had a pan with 12 openings [square],greased it with unsalted butter ,pecans and about 1/3 cup of the hot candy. I placed a whole pecan on the top and smiled.They were shiny and beautiful! My husband and I ate the little ones I turned out on Parchmont paper.We were impressed! Very nice candy .Thank you for sharing. I will carefully make these again!!!!"
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