How to Make Pralines

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How to Make Pralines Recipe
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This is the key to smooth tasting pralines so don't skip this step or they will turn out grainy..pulverize the sugars. 1c white sugar and 2 c brown sugar.

This is the key to smooth tasting pralines so don't skip this step or they will turn out grainy..pulverize the sugars. 1c white sugar and 2 c brown sugar.

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Place sugar in a large pot

Place sugar in a large pot

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Add 1 c heavy cream, 2 tsp vanilla and a dash of salt, 1/4 tsp cream of tarter. Start this at high heat while stirring constantly until it boils.

Add 1 c heavy cream, 2 tsp vanilla and a dash of salt, 1/4 tsp cream of tarter. Start this at high heat while stirring constantly until it boils.

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Once boiling, turn heat to medium and place candy thermometer in liquid. Let this boil undisturbed until the temp reaches 238 degrees

Once boiling, turn heat to medium and place candy thermometer in liquid. Let this boil undisturbed until the temp reaches 238 degrees

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While it boils, lay out about 24 cupcakes liners

While it boils, lay out about 24 cupcakes liners

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In the bottom of each, place about a teaspoon of chopped pecans

In the bottom of each, place about a teaspoon of chopped pecans

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Once the praline reaches the temp, allow to cool to 220 degrees. Add 5 TB room temp butter.

Once the praline reaches the temp, allow to cool to 220 degrees. Add 5 TB room temp butter.

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And once  it's at 220 temp, grab the hand mixer and start beating. This mixture will start out very thin but thicken quickly as you beat

And once it's at 220 temp, grab the hand mixer and start beating. This mixture will start out very thin but thicken quickly as you beat

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Once it looks like above picture, it will be the consistency of a thick glaze. Don't allow to get too thick..you won't be able to spoon out

Once it looks like above picture, it will be the consistency of a thick glaze. Don't allow to get too thick..you won't be able to spoon out

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WORK QUICKLY ..drop by the spoonfuls into the prepared cupcake liners. If your praline gets too hard to spoon, easy fix: a few drops of water will loosen the mixture enough to finish spooning out.

WORK QUICKLY ..drop by the spoonfuls into the prepared cupcake liners. If your praline gets too hard to spoon, easy fix: a few drops of water will loosen the mixture enough to finish spooning out.

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Beautiful individual fudgey pralines.

Beautiful individual fudgey pralines.

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The foil pulls off without a problem

The foil pulls off without a problem

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The nuts are on the bottom..and my children prefer no nuts..but most like the pecans

The nuts are on the bottom..and my children prefer no nuts..but most like the pecans

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And my tip..I wrap these up to give as gifts. It's a perfect teacher gift, house warming, party favor.  This candy keeps for about 2 weeks if well sealed and stored.

And my tip..I wrap these up to give as gifts. It's a perfect teacher gift, house warming, party favor. This candy keeps for about 2 weeks if well sealed and stored.

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