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Holiday Treat - Pecan Pralines


If it is praline goodness is what you are yearning for, look no further. This recipe will make you and all those around you happy! Great to give as gifts in a pretty little jar, or keep for yourself and sprinkle over a dish of vanilla ice cream.

Pecan Pralines
Makes About 4 Cups
2 cups sugar
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons butter
4 to 4 1/2 cups pecan halves
In large (at least 6-quart) heavy saucepan, cook sugar, buttermilk, and soda on medium-high heat to soft-ball candy stage. (Syrup has reached the soft-ball stage at 234 to 240 degrees. When a small quantity is dropped in ice water, it forms a ball that keeps its shape, but when removed from the water, it flattens out by itself). Stir frequently to prevent burning. As candy cooks, it will turn golden brown. Remove from heat, and stir butter in . Add pecans, and stir to coat all nuts. Cover counter with wax paper, and pour pecans onto it. Immediately separate pecans. Let cool. Note: Works best when made on a day with low humidity.

I sprinkled mine on Apple Butter Pumpkin Pie!

UPDATE: I have entered this recipe in the Festive Food Fair that is hosted by Anna over at Morsels & Musings. Hurry on over to the Festival and join in!

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By: Sharon Pickering | 11/26/2006 at 3:26 PM | If you want, you can leave a comment by clicking here.


  1. Blogger burekaboy — | 11/29/2006 3:49 PM |  

    annie, yay! you posted it! will definitely be trying these. thanks for posting the recipe and picture.

    glad this comment problem is finally fixed!! i was starting to think i was going crazy. LOL.

  2. Blogger burekaboy — | 11/29/2006 3:49 PM |  

    it worked!!

  3. Blogger annie | 11/29/2006 3:54 PM |  

    @burekaboy, Thanks for pointing out I royally messed up the comment thing. Glad it is working.

    Also glad you like the recipe. I'm entering it in the food festival!

  4. Blogger Anna | 12/01/2006 8:57 PM |  

    these look so rich and delicious. yum!

  5. Blogger annie | 12/02/2006 4:13 PM |  

    @anna, they are good. You see that my little bowl was getting a little empty? I kept nibbling as I was taking the pictures. I finally had to say 'that's a rap' and eat the rest of them!