- 2 cups sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1-1/2 cups pecan halves
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- In a large heavy saucepan, combine the sugar, buttermilk and baking soda. Cook and stir over medium heat until a candy thermometer reads 210°.
- Stir in butter and pecans; cook until thermometer reads 230°. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until mixture loses its gloss and begins to set, about 8 minutes. Quickly drop by teaspoonfuls onto foil-lined baking sheets. Cool. Yield: 1-1/2 pounds.
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"I rec'd this recipe from a neighbor in Texas when I was in the 6th grade. I've been making it since the 70's ! You will need a candy thermometer and patience. Very worth the effort."
"huge disappointment. i stirred and stirred for over 40 minutes and the stuff never set. waste of time and energy and money. so bummed..."
"I have made this recipe several, several times; and they are the best pralines that I have ever eaten!"