Pralines

from ButterYum
makes 10-15

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup brown sugar

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 cup sour cream

  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup (or Lyle's Golden Syrup , my preference)

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • pinch of salt

  • 3/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 

  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, whole or chopped

Directions

  1. Have all ingredients ready, and have a silicone or parchment lined sheet pan prepared and set aside. 

  2. In a medium heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine sugars, baking soda, cream, corn syrup, butter, and salt; stir to dissolve. 

  3. Raise heat and bring mixture to a boil; don't stir while boiling. 

  4. When mixture reaches 240F, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and pecans. 

  5. Working quickly, spoon mixture into 15 equal portions onto prepared sheet pan. 

  6. Cool for several hours until caramel sets. 

  7. Store on silicone or wax paper, in a single layer, in an airtight container.


Crystallized Pralines

makes 10-15

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • pinch of salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 3/4 cup pecans, whole or chopped

Directions

  1. Have all ingredients ready, and have a silicone or parchment lined sheet pan prepared and set aside. 

  2. In a small heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine sugars, cream, butter, and salt; stir to dissolve. 

  3. Raise heat and bring mixture to a boil; don't stir while boiling. 

  4. When mixture reaches 240F, remove from heat and stir in vanilla and pecans; continue to stir quickly for a minute or so until mixture starts to crystallize. 

  5. Working quickly, spoon mixture into 10 equal portions onto prepared sheet pan. 

  6. Cool for several hours until caramel sets.

  7. Store on silicone or wax paper, in a single layer, in an airtight container.

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