Maple Pralines Recipe
- 1 cup sugar
- 2/3 cup milk
- 1/2 cup maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons butter (no substitutes)
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans, toasted
- 1. In a heavy 1-qt. saucepan, combine sugar, milk and syrup. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture boils. Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, uncovered, until a candy thermometer reads 234° (soft-ball stage), stirring occasionally.
- 2. Remove from the heat. Add butter; do not stir. Cool, without stirring, to 160°. Stir in pecans. Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until mixture just begins to thicken but is still glossy. Quickly drop by spoonfuls onto waxed paper. Cool. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 1 pound.
Editor's Note: This recipe should not be doubled. Make one batch at a time.
1 ounce-weight: 132 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 20mg sodium, 20g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.