Creole Pralines


Recipe courtesy of Southdown Plantation from the collection of the late Senator Allen J. Ellender

Serves 6

  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 cup dark or light brown sugar
  • 1 stick (1/4 pound) butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons Karo syrup
  • 4 cups pecan halves (if pecan halves are large, crush in small pieces)

Creole Pralines

Creole Pralines

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Put all ingredients except the pecans in a 3-quart saucepan and cook for about 20 minutes.

Once boiling starts, add the pecans. Stir and cook the mixture until the liquid forms a soft ball when a little is dropped into cold water.

Stir well and then drop by spoonfuls on the waxed paper. I find it convenient to place a small table near the stove, over which I put a few sheets of newspaper and then put the waxed paper over that.


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