Bourbon Pralines Recipe

Sweet creamy treats made of pecans coated with a caramel-flavored coating. The bourbon adds a nice touch to this recipe and compliments the flavor of the caramel coating on these pralines. A popular item in New Orleans, these Bourbon Pralines make a nice treat to enjoy at any of your Mardi Gras celebrations or at any special gathering.
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Ingredients
  • 1 cup pecan halves
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tablespoon bourbon
Directions
PREP
20 mins
COOK
30 mins
  • Prepare two medium-sized baking sheets by lightly coating with butter and then set aside to use later.
  • Lightly coat a small baking sheet with butter and spread the pecan halves and pieces on it in a single layer. In an oven preheated to 350° F., place the baking sheet of pecans in the oven for 5 minutes to toast them. Watch carefully so they do not scorch; remove and set aside.
  • Melt the butter to a heavy saucepan over medium heat and then stir in the sugars. Add the cream and stir to mix well. Continue to cook and stir the mixture until boiling.
  • After it comes to a full boil, turn heat down to medium-low and continue to cook until it reaches 236° F. on a candy thermometer (soft-ball stage). This may take 15 to 20 minutes. Stir occasionally throughout cooking time.
  • Once it reaches 236°, remove it from the heat and add the toasted pecans and the bourbon. Stir to mix in bourbon and evenly coat the pecans.
  • As quickly as possible, use a tablespoon to drop the pecans onto the buttered baking sheets.
  • Once the pralines have cooled and set up, remove from the baking sheets and store in an airtight container.
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"I tried making these because my husband likes this type of thing. They didn't look very good but they were so yummy! The flavor was great and my husband loved them. I will make these for a special treat again."
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