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Southern Pecan Pralines


"These traditional Southern candies make sweet tea-time treats or a welcome gourmet gift."
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45 m servings 62 cals
Original recipe yields 54 servings (4 1/2 dozen candies)


  • Calories:
  • 62 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.1 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.7g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.5 g
  • < 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 5 mg
  • < 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Coat a baking sheet lightly with no-stick cooking spray.
  2. Combine brown sugar, granulated sugar, evaporated milk and corn syrup in 3-quart saucepan. Heat to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cover and boil 1 minute. Uncover. Cook over medium heat, without stirring, to 235 degrees F on candy thermometer. Remove from heat.
  3. Add shortening, vanilla, pecans and cream of tartar. Stir with wooden spoon until mixture thickens slightly. Do not overstir. Let the mixture stand 3 minutes. Drop by rounded tablespoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Cool until firm.

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As a professional non-baker. Love to cook measuring timing are not my strong point. Love Praline year round. A southerner transplanted to The Great NW. Its not the same here. I have tried count...