Southern Pecan Pralines


These sweet and sugary pralines are loaded with toasted pecans - they are a classic Southern treat that practically melts in your mouth!

These sweet and sugary pralines are loaded with toasted pecans - they are a classic Southern treat that practically melts in your mouth!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1½ cups brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup evaporated milk
  • 2 cups pecans
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tbsp of Bourbon (optional)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Line 2 baking sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper sprayed lightly with cooking spray
  2. In large saucepan combine sugars, butter, milk, pecans and salt. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until the mixture reaches 238 degrees or “soft ball” stage. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla and bourbon (if using).
  3. Stir the mixture rapidly -- and keep stirring until the mixture thickens slightly and becomes cloudy and grainy. The pecans should be floating in the mixture and should no longer sink to the bottom.