Southern Pralines

Southern Pralines

Community Classics .
Edited on Aug 08, 2007

This is the best praline recipe that I have ever used and I have tries many. Pralines are one of my favorite recipes to make. This is an old recipe.


1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar, light or dark
1 1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 cup Carnation Evaporated milk
3 Tablespoons butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups pecan halves or pecan pieces


Combine sugar and milk. Place over low heat, stir till dissolved. Bring to a boil; lower heat and cook to 234 degrees on a candy thermometer. Remove immediately from heat, add butter and vanilla. Cool to 200 degrees, DO NOT STIR. Add pecans, beat till creamy and it holds it's shape. Drop by large spoonfuls on buttered pan or waxed paper.
Yields 12-18 pralines..Enjoy when cool.

Not a NESTLÉ®-tested recipe.

Baker's Comments

Show Us How You Made It


    Select Recipe Types

    Clear All
    • Breads, Muffins & Pastries
    • Cakes & Cupcakes
    • Candy & Fudge
    • Cheesecakes
    • Cookies/Brownies/Bars
    • Custards, Puddings & Mousse
    • Kid-Friendly
    • Pies & Tarts
    • Beverages
    • Breakfast/Brunch
    • Dips/Sauces/Fondues
    • Casseroles
    • Side Dishes
    • Soups
    • Christmas & Hanukah
    • Valentine's Day
    • Cinco de Mayo
    • Easter
    • Independence Day & Memorial Day
    • Mother's Day
    • St. Patrick's Day
    • Summer Picnics
    • Halloween
    • Thanksgiving

    Find Recipes

    Your Selections

    Join For Free Become a Very Best Baker

    VBB Members can:

    • Share, rate & review recipes
    • Print exclusive coupons
    • Chat in the Forums
    Join Now

    Got a Question? Chat Live Now

    Mon - Fri 8AM - 8PM ET

    Our VeryBestBaking experts are specially trained to help you with recipes. We offer great tips and advice too!

    Start Chat Now