THE INGREDIENTS LIST:
1 Cup.Of granulated sugar
1 Cup.Of packed light brown sugar
1/2 Cup.Of unsalted butter
1 Cup.Of heavy cream
2 Cups.Of pecan halves
1 Tsp.Of pure vanilla extract
Pinch of salt
Begin by toasting the pecans in a dry skillet over medium heat until they become fragrant. Be cautious not to burn them, as this can alter the flavor.
In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat, combine granulated sugar, brown sugar, and unsalted butter. Stir continuously until the mixture melts and forms a smooth, caramel-like consistency.
Slowly pour in the heavy cream while stirring continuously. The mixture will bubble, so exercise caution. Continue stirring until the caramel and cream are fully incorporated.
Add a pinch of salt and the pure vanilla extract, infusing the praline mixture with a hint of warmth and depth.
Fold in the toasted pecan halves, ensuring that each piece is generously coated in the luscious praline mixture. The pecans add a satisfying crunch and nutty flavor to the pralines.
To check the consistency, drop a small amount of the mixture into a bowl of cold water. It should form a soft ball, indicating that it’s ready for the next step.
Once the desired consistency is achieved, quickly drop spoonfuls of the praline mixture onto parchment paper or a greased surface. The pralines will set as they cool.
Allow the pralines to cool completely before indulging. This ensures they achieve the perfect texture—firm on the outside and delightfully creamy on the inside.
Arrange these Southern delicacies on a decorative platter or package them in a charming box. Pralines make for an excellent gift or a sweet addition to any dessert table.