Treat Yourself to The South’s Finest Pralines

Treat Yourself to The South’s Finest Pralines

By Janet Tharpe

 

 

 

Take a bite of Leah Stacey’s The South’s Finest Pralines and your taste buds will bring you back to the wonderful candy stores we enjoyed as kids.I love these nutty, buttery candies … and they’re easier to make than you might think! Give Leah’s recipe a try and stir up some old memories.See step-by-step photos of Leah’s recipe plus thousands more from home cooks nationwide at: www.justapinch.com/pralinesYou’ll also find a meal planner, coupons and chances to win! Enjoy and remember, use “just a pinch”…-Janet“These are a real treat!” – Submitted by: Leah Stacey, Montgomery, AL {{more}}What You Need1 1/2 c sugar1 1/2 c packed light brown sugar1/8 tsp salt3 tbsp dark corn syrup1 c evaporated milk2 tbsp butter1 tsp pure vanilla extract1 1/2 c pecan halvesDirections• Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.• Put the sugars, salt, corn syrup, milk and butter in saucepan. • Over medium heat, stir mixture constantly with a wooden spoon until sugars have dissolved and mixture comes to a boil.• Continue to cook to a soft ball stage, approximately 236 degrees on a candy thermometer. • Remove from heat and allow to cool for 8 minutes.• Add the vanilla and nuts. Beat with a spoon by hand for approximately 2 minutes or until candy is slightly thick and begins to lose its gloss.• Quickly drop heaping tablespoons onto waxed paper. • If the candy becomes stiff, add a few drops of hot water.www.justapinch.com/pralines© 2011 Just A Pinch Recipe Club. Brought to you by American Hometown MediaUsed by Permission.