Pecan Pralines

You can give these out as gifts during the holiday. Why not make something from the heart? You can make these pecan filled candies easily. Why not make this treat from the South?

pecan pralines on a plate

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Pecan Pralines

pecan pralines on a plate

Pecan Pralines

You can make amazing pecan pralines at home. 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Pecan Pralines
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 96
Calories: 160kcal


  • 36 ounces Evaporated Milk 3 cans
  • 1/2 pound butter
  • 8 cups sugar
  • 8 cups pecan pieces
  • 1/3 cup vanilla extract


  • Combine butter, milk and sugar in a saucepan. Add vanilla extract. Cook on high heat to a rolling boil. Lower temperature to medium heat and continue to boil for 20 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add pecans and stir until mixture thickens. Quickly drop onto greased foil. Let cool.


Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 71mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.3mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of's Dining Out in the Home, and's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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