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Southern Pralines

 Southern Pralines
This recipe is truly Southern, and it's been a family favorite for years. I've packed many a Christmas tin with this candy.
42 ServingsPrep: 35 min. + cooling


  • 3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract


  • In a large heavy saucepan, combine the brown sugar, cream, corn syrup
  • and salt. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.
  • Cook until a candy thermometer reads 230° (thread stage),
  • stirring occasionally.
  • Carefully stir in pecans and butter. Cook, stirring occasionally,
  • until a candy thermometer reads 236° (soft-ball stage).
  • Remove from the heat; stir in vanilla. Beat with a wooden spoon until
  • candy thickens and begins to lose its gloss, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Quickly drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto waxed paper; spread to
  • form 2-in. patties. Let stand until set. Store in an airtight
  • container. Yield: about 3-1/2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 praline equals 121 calories,

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Southern Pralines (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 31 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.