Buttermilk Pralines

36
Servings
15m
Prep Time
30m
Cook Time
45m
Ready In

Recipe: #28299

October 02, 2017

Categories: Candy



"A classic in New Orleans"

Original recipe yields 36 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (24.8 g)
  • Calories 94.7
  • Total Fat - 5.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 0.9 g
  • Cholesterol - 2.4 mg
  • Sodium - 12.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 12.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 11.7 g
  • Protein - 0.8 g
  • Calcium - 12.4 mg
  • Iron - 0.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0.1 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Butter the sides of a heavy 2-quart saucepan.

Step 2

In the saucepan combine brown sugar and buttermilk.

Step 3

Cook over medium-high heat to boiling, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon to dissolve sugar. Carefully clip candy thermometer to pan. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until thermometer registers 234 degree F, soft-ball stage.

Step 4

Remove saucepan from heat.

Step 5

Add the 2 tablespoons butter, but do not stir. Cool, without stirring, to 150 degree F.

Step 6

Remove candy thermometer from saucepan.

Step 7

Immediately stir in pecans.

Step 8

Beat vigorously with a wooden spoon until candy is just beginning to thicken, but is still glossy.

Step 9

Quickly drop the candy from a teaspoon onto a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.

Step 10

If the candy becomes too stiff to drop easily from the spoon, stir in a few drops of hot water.

Step 11

Store tightly covered.

Tips & Variations


No special items needed.

Tags : Candy

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