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Praline Pecans & Cranberries Recipe

This recipe I found during the holidays and I made a few batches for Christmas parties. Everyone loved it and wanted the recipe.—Nancy Roman, Hackensack, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1 hour + cooling YIELD:11 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/2 cups dried cranberries

Directions

  • 1. Place pecans in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan; set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, corn syrup and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Stir in vanilla and baking soda. Drizzle over pecans; stir until coated.
  • 2. Bake at 250° for 1 hour, stirring every 20 minutes. Add cranberries; toss to combine. Immediately transfer to a waxed paper-lined baking sheet; cool completely. Break into pieces. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 5-1/2 cups.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 346 calories, 27 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 50 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein.