Louisiana Pecan Pralines

Louisiana Pecan Pralines
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Recipe for Louisiana Pecan Pralines. The flavor of these pecan pralines will take you back to old New Orleans.


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Makes 3 Dozen Small Pralines
  2. In a large, heavy saucepan, cook sugar, baking soda, buttermilk, and butter to soft ball stage (240° F on a candy thermometer). Stir frequently while cooking. When mixture reaches soft ball stage, remove from heat and beat until mixture lightens in color and thickens, about 5 minutes. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Drop by tablespoons onto a greased baking sheet. Allow to cool completely and harden -- at least 12 hours.