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Pralines

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Pralines

An old recipe that has been in the family for many, many years. I am not sure where it came from. These are melt in your mouth good.

Yield: 20 to 30 pieces (depends on you)

Ingredients

  • 1 box light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter (no margarine)
  • 2 cups pecan halves (1/2 pound)

Instructions

Mix sugar, salt, milk and butter in a heavy 2-quart saucepan. Cook and stir with a wooden spoon over low heat until sugar is dissolved.

Add pecans. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, to soft ball stage on a candy thermometer.

Remove from heat. Let cool 5 minutes. Stir rapidly until mixture begins to thicken and coat pecans lightly. The color will also begin to lighten as well.

Drop rapidly from a tablespoon onto bright side of aluminum foil to form patties. If candy becomes too stiff to handle easily, stir in a few drops of hot water.

Let patties stand until cool and set. Remove from foil. Store in airtight container.
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