Photography: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
30 servings (serving size: 1 praline)

"This recipe requires your steadfast attention, so try not to get distracted. The periodic stirring prevents it from boiling over." --CL Reader

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 5 ingredients in a large saucepan. Cook over low heat until sugar dissolves, stirring constantly. Continue cooking over low heat until a candy thermometer registers 234° (about 10 minutes); stir occasionally. Remove from heat; let stand 5 minutes.

Step 2

Stir in nuts, butter, and vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture begins to lose its shine (about 6 minutes). Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper. Let stand 20 minutes or until set.

Step 3

Note: Store pralines in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Ratings & Reviews

tfontana's Review

August 03, 2013

plaughter's Review

December 07, 2011

adl880's Review

December 03, 2011
It's possible that the fact that I tried to double the recipe was the problem here, but these had the consistancy of runny oatmeal and would not harden. I made two batches and none of them turned out right. Waste of pecans.