Praline Recipe

These are seriously the BEST Southern Praline Pecans! With the amazing flavor of brown sugar and butter, these are pure heaven! A little bit candy and a little bit cookie, they melt right in your mouth!

I have been SO darn excited to share this Pecan Pralines recipe with you guys! After testing them for weeks with the help of my mother-in-law (a self-proclaimed pecan praline lover who tastes them wherever she goes), I’m telling you that these are the BEST Pecan Pralines. I’m completely addicted.

praline recipe

Easy Pecan Pralines

praline recipe

Delicious, Easy Southern Pecan Pralines are a delicious and creamy Southern candy that’s ready in about 30 minutes. Creamy & crunchy, they’re made with basic ingredients (butter, heavy cream, pecans and brown sugar!). No candy thermometer and no hassle! Make these pecan pralines today!

Prep: 10min

Total: 15min

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 1 piece

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 piece, calories 121 calories, Sugar 13.3 g, Sodium 18.1 mg, Fat 7.4 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0.1 g, Carbohydrate 14.2 g, Fiber 0.7 g, Protein 0.7 g, Cholesterol 7 mg


  • 1 cup (235 ml) brown sugar
  • ⅓ cup (79 ml) heavy whipping cream
  • ¼ cups (59 ml) salted butter (half a stick)
  • 1 teaspoon (5 ml) pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (235 ml) powdered sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pecan halves


  1. Line a large cookie sheet (or two) with parchment paper.
  2. Place the brown sugar, whipping cream, & butter in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Start a timer and boil for 1 minute, then remove it from the heat. Immediately whisk in the powdered sugar, then gently stir in the pecans and vanilla extract. Working quickly, stir until smooth.
  3. Allow the mixture to thicken and cool slightly, but it only takes a minute. You do not want the mixture to get too cool and begin to harden in the pot. If this happens, add a teaspoon of milk and stir until creamy, then begin dipping out.
  4. Drop heaping spoonfuls of the praline mixture onto paper and allow it to cool and set up for at least 30 minutes. You can speed this up by popping the sheet in the fridge if you’re impatient like me

Best Southern Praline Pecans

praline recipe

These are seriously the BEST Southern Praline Pecans! With the amazing flavor of brown sugar and butter, these are pure heaven! A little bit candy and a little bit cookie, they melt right in your mouth!

Prep: 20min

Total: 35min

Yield: 24

Serving Size: 1 pecan praline

Nutrition Facts: servingSize 1 pecan praline, calories 165 calories, Sugar 16.9 g, Sodium 104.6 mg, Fat 10.6 g, Saturated Fat 2.7 g, Trans Fat 0 g, Carbohydrate 18 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 1.1 g, Cholesterol 9.3 mg


  • 1 cup (207g) sugar
  • 1 cup (225g) packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (180ml) heavy whipping cream
  • 4 tbsp (56g) unsalted butter, cut into cubes
  • 1/8 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/4 cups (212g) pecan halves
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  1. Set out parchment paper for making the pralines on and have a tablespoon sized scoop handy and ready to go.
  2. 2. Add everything but the pecans, salt and vanilla extract to a medium pot and heat over medium heat. Stir regularly until it begins to foam and boil.
  3. 3. When it begins to foam and boil, stir constantly until it reaches 236 degrees.
  4. 4. Remove from heat and add the pecans, salt and vanilla extract.
  5. 5. Stir vigorously with a rubber spatula for 3 1/2 minutes, or until the mixture begins to thicken. The longer you stir, the thicker the mixture gets. You don’t want it to get too thick, or it’ll be hard to scoop the pralines and they’ll dry more firm.
  6. 6. Quickly drop heaping tablespoons of the mixture onto parchment paper and allow them to cool and firm. If the mixture is too thin and spreads more than you want, stir a little bit more. If the mixture starts to cool too much as you’re scooping, place it back on the warm burner (but don’t turn it on) and let it keep the mixture warmer. I find it helps to stir the mixture after every few scoops.
  7. 7. When pralines are cool and firm, store in an airtight container.

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What does praline consist of?

What is a Praline? The praline is a southern tradition, commonly made with sugar, corn syrup, milk, butter, and pecan halves. It’s a confection with a history as rich as its flavor.

How do you make Paula Deen pralines?

  1. 1½ cup pecan halves.
  2. 2 tablespoons butter.
  3. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  4. 1 cup evaporated milk.
  5. 3 tablespoons dark corn syrup.
  6. ⅛ teaspoon salt.
  7. 1½ cups packed light brown sugar.
  8. 1½ cups sugar.

What are New Orleans pralines made of?

New Orleans Praline Recipe

Most recipes include a few traditional base ingredients: sugar, milk, butter and pecans. The New Orleans School of Cooking teaches guests to make a traditional praline. Whether in the French Quarter or in the comfort of your own home, you can use this recipe to make a batch of your own.

What makes praline flavor?

French praline: almonds that are cooked in boiling sugar until caramelized and crunchy. The candied almonds can then be ground to create pralin, which is used to fill chocolates or create chocolates that are categorized as praliné.

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