Pecan Pralines
Makes 25 pieces

Ingredients

1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light brown sugar, packed 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/2 cup milk 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft 2 cups chopped toasted pecans 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

Line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Combine the granulated sugar, brown…

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Pecan Pralines

Makes 25 pieces

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, soft
  • 2 cups chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

  1. Line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the granulated sugar, brown sugar, cream, milk, and butter in a 4-quart saucepan. Cook over high heat, stirring constantly, until it reaches 225°F.
  3. Add the pecans and continue stirring while cooking until the mixture reaches 236°F.
  4. Stir in the salt and the vanilla extract and remove from the heat.
  5. Allow the mixture to sit in the saucepan undisturbed until it cools to 210°F, about 20 minutes.
  6. Stir vigorously using a wooden spoon until the mixture looks creamy and thickens slightly, about 45 seconds.
  7. Scoop onto the prepared pan using a #50 scoop. Flatten each scoop slightly.
  8. Allow the pralines to crystallize fully before trying to release them, about 20 minutes.
  9. Pralines should be stored at room temperature in an airtight container.

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