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Southern Style Pralines


  • 3 cups pecan halves
  • 2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup half and half
  • 4 tablespoons butter

Prep Time:

20 minutes

Cook Time:

20 minutes



Enjoy the sweet taste of the South with these heavenly homemade pralines.

Why Try? Makes a perfect gift for the holidays because the recipient will know you put some time and care into making them! The taste is melt-in-your-mouth wonderful. Be sure to use a heavy bottom pan, and a candy thermometer to make these.

Foodie Byte: You must watch the sauce very carefully; don’t walk away because Pralines set-up very quickly.


  1. Combine brown sugar, white sugar and half and half in a heavy 2 quart saucepan and bring mixture to a boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mixture reaches 227 degrees or soft ball stage on the candy thermometer.
  2. Add pecans and butter. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove saucepan from heat and let cool for 2 minutes.
  4. Using a tablespoon, spoon rounded balls of warm praline mixture onto a sheet of wax paper leaving about 3 inches between each ball (this will allow them to spread). Let cool.

Nutritional Information

Calories 501, Carbohydrates 74g, Cholesterol 18mg, Fat 24g, Fat Calories 215, Fiber 2g, Protein 3g, Saturated Fat 5g, Sodium 19mg. Daily Values: Calcium 70.34mg 7%, Phos 90.17mg 9%, Copper 0.32mg 16%, Zinc 1.24mg 8%, Panto 0.33mg 3%, Biotin 0.34mcg 113%, Iodine 3.6mcg 2%, Magnesium 35.35mg 9%, Iron 0.92mg 5%, Vitamin B6 4%, Vitamin C 1%, Vitamin B12 1%, Vitamin D 1%, Vit E-a-Toco 2%, Vitamin A 4%. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.