Recipe by Debbie McDonald
"The most fantastic, EASY candy you can make... sinfully delicious and habit forming. I have only seen this fail once, and then the disaster was the most marvelous gooey pecan praline ice cream topping."
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light brown sugar
heavy whipping cream
light corn syrup
chopped toasted pecans
If you wait and add pecans after sugars
have cooked, it will cool the mix too
much and it will set up prematurely.
I have found that you can add the nuts
in the original sugar mix and cook along
with the sugars and it comes out just
not very good.......i think maybe i did something wrong because everyone else that reviewed liked them. They were too soft maybe??
I have used a variation of this recipe, leaving out the corn syrup, using 2 tablespoons butter instead of 1 and untoasted pecan halves. I put in everything all at once & microwave for 13 minutes. Stir until mixture starts to cool & begin dropping. If mixture gets too thick, simply put back in microwave for a minute or so & continue. Put on a pretty Christmas plate for a great teacher gift!
Wow! I've made pralines on the stovetop many times, but have never seen a microwave recipe. I was suspicious...too good to be true? These were the best I've ever made! And they are the most beautiful dark color. Yum! I made as directed, but added a pinch or two of salt, and then about a tsp of vanilla right before adding the (non-toasted) pecans. Also, I put at least a 1/2 cup extra pecans, and would've added a few more, but ran out. That's just personal preference though. Oh yes, and I cooked them for about 19 min rather than just 13, but I ~know~ my microwave is a bit weak. Awesome recipe...thanks!
This recipe compares with the New Orlean's pralines I've tasted. It is important to use the whipping cream though if you want to keep the creamy, buttery taste that distinguishes them from just plain white fudge. Because microwaves differ, using the soft ball stage to determine when it is done is important. After nine minutes,just swirl a few drops of the cooked mixture into
ice water. If it dissipates, continue cooking until you can create a soft ball you can lift out of the water. Warning: Though good cooks taste their food, don't taste this or any candy until it is ready for the pan. It will scald you. (And, yes, I've experienced it!)
The first time was a flop. Stirred too long and it turned to crumbles when I put the pecans. Second time worked great when I took someone's advice and combined all ingredients in the beginning and didn't stir as long as the first time. Very good.
yep, this isn't your mother's pralines! Fast, delicious...and you'll definitely know if you have any cavities after one bite!
I made this recipe for Christmas and my family loved it! It was delicious and very easy to make. Like other reviewers, I added all ingredients at once and did not toast the pecans first. It was great!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/18 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 18
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 130
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