What Is an Easy Recipe for Pecan Praline Candy?


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Pecan pralines are an easy candy to make which involves boiling sugar with cream for 30 minutes before rapidly mixing in the nuts and butter. It is necessary to have a candy thermometer available in order to measure the temperature of the cooking sugar accurately.

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What Is an Easy Recipe for Pecan Praline Candy?
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Pecan Pralines

This simple recipe for traditional candy is shared by Martha Stewart. It originates in fashion designer Tom Ford's family cooking traditions.

Prep Time: 15 min.

Cook Time: 30 min.

Ready In: 45 min.


  • 2 cups, sugar
  • 1 cup, light cream
  • 3/4 tsp., baking soda
  • 2 cups, pecan halves
  • 1 tbsp., unsalted butter
  1. Prepare the baking sheets
  2. Put parchment paper on two baking sheets and put them aside.

  3. Cook the sugar mixture
  4. Combine baking soda and sugar before putting the heat on. Place the cream in the saucepan over the sugar and soda. Whisk from time to time over medium heat until the temperature rises to 235 F and the mixture is golden in color. This will take from 25 to 30 minutes.

  5. Add the pecans
  6. Transfer pecans and the butter to the mixture, combine everything together for 1 minute. Use a tablespoon to create individual candy on the baking sheets, about 2 inches apart from one another. Eat when cool.

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