Pralines

Course : Cajun
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Ingredients:

4 cups sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1/2 cup water
1 cup evaporated milk
1 stick butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 cups pecan pieces
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
 

Preparation / Directions:

Mix the sugar, brown sugar, water, evaporated milk, butter, and salt in a medium-size heavy saucepan and bring to a boil over medium heat. When the mixture begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and cook, stirring constantly, until a soft ball forms when a small amount of the mixture is dropped into cold water. Add the pecans and cook for 4 more minutes. Remove from the heat and beat in the vanilla for 1 minute, then drop about 2 tablespoonfuls at a time onto a buttered platter or waxed paper. Let the pralines harden, then store in a tightly covered container in a cool place. Makes about 40 pralines. Lagniappe: Pralines will easily keep a week without any loss of texture or flavor. Do not freeze. An excellent candy or dessert.


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