Since we are from south Louisiana, Cajun country, pralines are a favorite in our family. The hard ones, the chewy ones, they are all good! My mom sent me a message recently with this recipe saying, "Can we make these for Christmas?" So we did!
Butter for greasing foil-lined pan
1/2 cup or 115g sugar
1/2 cup or 120ml light corn syrup
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons or 30g butter
1/2 cup or 120ml whole milk
1 1/2 cups or 180g pecan pieces
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
Line a large baking pan with foil and butter it well. Set aside.
Combine sugar, corn syrup and salt in heavy saucepan and bring to a boil.
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Add butter, milk and the pecans and cook to 242°F or 116°C degrees, stirring constantly.
Add the vanilla and stir well.
Spoon out onto your greased foil lined pan, working quickly. Use two spoons, one to scoop and the other to scrape the mixture off onto the foil. If it hardens up, gently rewarm till it loosens enough to spoon out again.
|I got 18!|
Let cool. Makes about 15-20 pieces, depending on the size of your spoon. Or more if you make them bite-sized.