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Microwave Pralines
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5 from 7 votes

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


  • 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


  • 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.