Making candy is not my favorite thing to do. Too many things can go wrong that you have no control over. Humidity is one of them. And here in the South you know we have plenty of humidity. I was so happy to find this recipe in my mailbox at school. It was just by chance that I can now share this with you.
Vickie B. a great English teacher submitted this for a school cookbook that never hit the press. Somehow it was placed in my box. I am so thrilled!! Thanks to Vickie all of us can enjoy these pralines. I promise you that they are pretty close to what you can get on River Street in Savannah! In other words they are fabulousa!!
So here is what it takes for you to be the best candymaker ever. No need for a thermometer or worry if it is raining. Enjoy every melt in your mouth bite! Here ya go!
Vickie B.’s Louisiana Pralines
- 1/2 cup real butter
- 2 c. brown sugar
- 2/3 c. heavy cream
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- 2 t. vanilla
- 2 c. chopped, toasted pecans ( 200 Degrees for 15 min.)
Bring butter, brown sugar and cream to a boil, stir often. Boil for 1 minute. Remove and add vanilla, powdered sugar and pecans. Drop on wax paper and cool.
Thank you Vickie for the great recipe. Because of you I am a hit in Macon with this candy!!!
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