Cream Pralines Recipe
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Cream Pralines

4 cups granulated sugar
1 cup half-and-half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2 cups pecans
dash of salt

Boil 3 cups of sugar with the half-and-half in a large saucepan until a small amount forms a soft ball when dropped into very cold water, about 236 on a candy thermometer. Meanwhile, melt remaining 1 cup sugar in heavy skillet, stirring until it reaches the brown caramel stage. When both mixtures are ready, carefully add caramel sugar to first mixture, stirring with a long wooden spoon.

Test for soft ball and when done, remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.

Add vanilla, nuts and salt, and beat until creamy and stiff. Drop onto buttered wax paper. Let cool; remove from wax paper. Store in tightly covered container.

Makes about 2 dozen pralines.

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