- 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.
Originally published as Buttermilk Pralines in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1999, p38
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Reviewed Dec. 19, 2011
"huge disappointment. i stirred and stirred for over 40 minutes and the stuff never set. waste of time and energy and money. so bummed..."
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2011
"I have made this recipe several, several times; and they are the best pralines that I have ever eaten!"