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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.

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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Microwave Pralines

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.
PREP: 5 mins
COOK: 12 mins
TOTAL: 17 mins
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

  • Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Combine the brown sugar and heavy cream in a large microwave-safe bowl and stir well.
  • Microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes.
  • Add butter and stir it in to melt it.
  • Microwave on HIGH for another 5 minutes. Stir in pecans, vanilla, and salt.
  • Very quickly drop by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet.
Course: Candy
Cuisine: Southern

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Recipe Source: adapted from River Road Recipes IV

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44 thoughts on “Microwave Pralines”

  1. I really want to try this in the next couple of days, after the rain has past. Question: I have a big bag of Brown Sugar, and to measure 2 cups, Should I pack each cup ? This recipe looks easy and delicious. I’ve been looking for one like yours. Thanks so very much. I’m checking out some of your other recipes you offer. I think I will enjoy your recipes. I’m just not a good cook or baker. I love simple.

  2. Barb Obrien

    My mixture was very thin, I may need to increase cooking time, I did the 7 and 5 minutes. My microwave is 900 watts

  3. I absolutely love this recipe. After experimenting a few times I discovered that if I added about 2Tbsp of half & half to the first step, the mixture didn’t set up so fast and allowed more time to drop onto the paper.

  4. Very easy to make. One secret though is to be prepared with all ingredients as you do need to work quickly as the candy sets up in just a minute or so. Pralines turned out just like the picture-golden brown and creamy. I did make a time adjustment because of my microwave’s wattage. I also used a microwave proof mixing/meausring bowl with a handle. The handle remained cool but the bowl itself was very hot. Really enjoyed this simple recipe.

  5. Very easy to make. One secret though is to be prepared with all ingredients as you do need to work quickly as the candy sets up in just a minute or so. Pralines turned out just like the picture-golden brown and creamy. I did make a time adjustment because of my microwave’s wattage. I also used a microwave proof mixing/meausring bowl with a handle. The handle remained cool but the bowl itself was very hot. Really enjoyed this simple recipe.

  6. Fast and delicious. Turned out great. Use to make over stove but this is my new pecan praline recipe

  7. These sounded so easy so I gave them a try. I followed the directions exactly and my pralines came out hard as rocks. I do want to try them again but will definitely cut down the cooking time.

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