Microwave Pralines

No thermometer needed to make these delicious Microwave Pralines. The microwave makes praline-making simple and fullproof. In only 12 minutes you have pecan pralines that taste as good as the ones bought in the French Quarter.

Microwave Pralines

 

These Pecan Microwave Pralines are super sweet and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. They are so buttery and good and only a few ingredients are needed.

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This hands-off recipe is so convenient. No need to stand over a hot stove.

Easy Microwave Pralines

 

Tips for making Microwave Pralines

  • Different microwaves may require different cooking time. Cooking times given are an estimate. You may find you need to microwave for a shorter or longer time.
  • Use a large bowl. The mixture will boil up some and you don’t want it to overflow.
  • When you stir the mixture, it should begin to change color and start to look creamy. It will also thicken. If not, it needs to be microwaved longer. Return it to the microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Be very careful when removing the bowl from the microwave. It will be very hot.
  • You must scoop the pralines out onto the baking sheet very quickly. The mixture will start to thicken and harden rapidly.

Microwave Pralines make a wonderful holiday gift!

Easy Microwave Pralines

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5 from 2 votes
Microwave Pralines
Microwave Pralines
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
17 mins
 

No thermometer needed to make these delicious Microwave Pralines. The microwave makes praline-making simple and fullproof. In only 12 minutes you have pecan pralines that taste as good as the ones bought in the French Quarter.

Course: Candy
Cuisine: Southern
Servings: 8
Ingredients
  • 1 (16-ounce)-box light brown sugar
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces so it will melt faster
  • 2 cups pecan pieces
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.

  2. Combine the brown sugar and heavy cream in a large microwave-safe bowl and stir well.

  3. Microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes.

  4. Add butter and stir it in to melt it.

  5. Microwave on HIGH for another 5 minutes. Stir in pecans, vanilla, and salt.

  6. Very quickly drop by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.

Recipe Source: adapted from River Road Recipes IV

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5 thoughts on “Microwave Pralines

  1. Just finished making these and they turned out great! So easy. I did microwave for one minute longer, and you weren’t kidding about them setting up quickly…I could’ve used another set of hands! They are delicious! This is second recipe of yours I’ve tried and loved. Cook your southern style green beans at least once a week.

  2. Since microwave ovens differ in cooking power, I too would like to know if this could be done in a saucepan on stovetop & would the cooking times be different then? Longer or Shorter? Thanx – Jude W2AVY

  3. Hello Christin!

    Thanks for such a wonderful recipe! It looks so delicious. I have a question that can it be cooked in a frypan on a stove? Or is this recipe cookable only by an oven?

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