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Sherried Pecan Pralines

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  • 45 min prep time
  • 1 hr 15 min total time
  • 5 ingredients
  • 48 servings
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Love the sweetness of brown sugar and the crunchy taste of pecans? Savor them both in these delicious candies.

Ingredients

2 1/4
cups firmly packed brown sugar
1
cup whipping cream
1
tablespoon butter
2
tablespoons dry sherry
1 1/2
cups pecan pieces, lightly toasted*

Steps

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, whipping cream and butter; mix well. Cook until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Cook uncovered, without stirring, until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage (235°F.). Remove saucepan from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Add sherry; beat with wooden spoon until thick and creamy. Quickly stir in pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, forming 2-inch candies.
  • 3 Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in a cool, dry place.
  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, combine brown sugar, whipping cream and butter; mix well. Cook until bubbly, stirring occasionally. Cook uncovered, without stirring, until candy thermometer reaches soft-ball stage (235°F.). Remove saucepan from heat; cool 5 minutes.
  • 2 Add sherry; beat with wooden spoon until thick and creamy. Quickly stir in pecans. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto waxed paper, forming 2-inch candies.
  • 3 Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes or until firm. Store in tightly covered container in a cool, dry place.

Expert Tips

* To toast pecans, spread on cookie sheet; bake at 350°F. for 4 to 6 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Candy
Calories
80
Calories from Fat
35
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4g
6%
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
4%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
10g
10%
Protein
0g
0%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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