This beloved Louisiana confection got its name from the tradition of young women in New Orleans making them before going to a ball and then enjoying them with friends (and beaux) at their homes afterward.

Recipe by Southern Living November 2003

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Recipe Summary

Yield:
Makes 20 pralines
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 400°.

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  • Stir together brown sugar and beaten egg white, and fold in chopped pecans.

  • Drop by heaping tablespoonfuls onto a heavy-duty aluminum foil-lined baking sheet.

  • Turn off oven; place baking sheet in oven, and let pralines stand 8 hours in oven.

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