Love the sweetness of brown sugar and the crunchy taste of pecans? Savor a N'Awlins-born specialty.
cups packed light brown sugar
cup granulated sugar
cup light corn syrup
cups pecan halves (5 1/2 oz)
In heavy 3-quart saucepan, heat brown sugar, granulated sugar, milk, corn syrup and salt to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium. Cook uncovered about 15 minutes, without stirring, to 236°F on candy thermometer or until small amount of mixture dropped into cup of very cold water forms a soft ball that flattens when removed from water. Cool about 1 hour, without stirring, until saucepan is cool to the touch.
Add vanilla and pecan halves. Beat with spoon about 1 minute or until mixture is slightly thickened and just coats pecans but does not lose its gloss. On waxed paper, drop mixture by spoonfuls, dividing pecans equally. Let stand uncovered 1 to 2 hours or until candies are firm and no longer glossy.
Wrap candies individually in waxed paper or plastic wrap. Store in airtight container.
Pronounced "PRAH-leen" or "PRAY-leen," this confection originated in Louisiana, where brown sugar and pecans are in ample supply.
Dark brown sugar can be used instead of the light brown sugar--you will have darker, richer pralines.
NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING
Serving Size: 1 Candy
- Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
- Total Fat
- (Saturated Fat
- Trans Fat
- Total Carbohydrate
- (Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin C
Exchanges:0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.