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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Pecan Pralines

This is the easiest pecan praline recipe ever. It's rich, creamy, and wonderful, and it's very simple to make. The recipe is very easy to halve, and if you don't want a whole house full of candy to tempt you, that's a good thing.

* 1 1/4 cups of sugar
* 3/4 cups of brown sugar
* 1/2 cup of milk
* 4 tablespoons frozen butter
* 1 tablespoon vanilla
* 1 1/2 cups pecans

Put sugars and milk in cast iron skillet or heavy bottomed pan, and cook to soft ball stage.*see note below* Take off burner and add frozen butter, vanilla and pecans. Beat with wooden spoon until shine leaves mixture. Drop by spoonfuls onto buttered dish or waxed paper.

*soft ball stage is when mixture is dropped into cold water, it can be formed into a soft ball and sticks together.

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