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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.

Course Candy
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
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.