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Quick and Easy Southern Pralines

  • Author: A Cultivated Nest
  • Category: Dessert


An easy and delicious sweet candy dessert!


  • 2/3 C heavy whipping cream
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 ½ C roasted pecans
  • 1 C white sugar
  • 1 C light brown sugar
  • ½ C butter
  • 2 T vanilla extract
  • 2 C powdered sugar


  1. Start by placing wax paper down where the pralines will be cooling.
  2. In a large sauce pan add in cream, white and brown sugar, and a pinch of salt and melt on medium heat. Stir constantly.
  3. Stop stirring once it comes to a boil and then boil for 1 minute.
  4. Now stir for 1 minute.
  5. Remove sauce pan from heat and add in vanilla and powdered sugar.
  6. Add in roasted pecans and stir until the mixture thickens up more.
  7. Drop spoonfuls of praline mixture onto wax paper and let cool. Then enjoy your delicious homemade pralines!