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Bourbon Pecan Pralines

 Bourbon Pecan Pralines
Like authentic pralines found in New Orleans, these treats are sweet, crunchy and rich! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin
16 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Cook: 25 min. + standing

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 cup pecan halves, toasted
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon

Directions

  • Grease two baking sheets; set aside. In a large heavy saucepan over
  • medium heat, melt butter. Stir in the sugars, then cream; cook and
  • stir until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally,
  • until a candy thermometer reads 236° (soft-ball stage), about 20
  • minutes.
  • Remove from the heat; stir in the pecan halves, chopped pecans and
  • bourbon. Immediately drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking
  • sheets. Let stand until pralines are set and no longer glossy. Store
  • in an airtight container. Yield: 1 pound.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 188 calories, 15 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 23 mg cholesterol, 36 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.