1/1 Photo of Buttermilk Pralines
My mother found this in the newsaper many years ago. This is a Christmas favorite.
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- 1Use your favorite pot that is large enough to prevent boilovers as the candy does need a lot of room to bubble up.
- 2Pour the buttermilk, sugar, and baking soda in the pot.
- 3Stir the mixture until the sugar is completely dissolved.
- 4Place the pot on low to medium burner and let the candy boil to a soft ball stage, stirring constantly all the while.
- 5The mixture will turn a brownish color but don't worry; it's supposed to.
- 6Once the soft ball stage is reached,then add two cups pecan halves, a teaspoon of vanilla and butter.
- 7Beat the mixture until it becomes glossy and starts to get very thick.
- 8Quickly spoon it onto greased wax paper making little patties.
- 9If you like and have time before the candy hardens, you can turn the pecan halves right side up which makes the patties look prettier.
- 10Let the candy completely cool before removing it from the paper.
- 11Should the mixture harden before you've had time to get it all onto the paper, return it to the heat for a few seconds, or until it is again of the right consistency.
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Nutritional Facts for Buttermilk Pralines
Serving Size: 1 (29 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 30
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 108.8
- Calories from Fat 51
- Total Fat 5.6 g
- Saturated Fat 0.7 g
- Cholesterol 1.3 mg
- Sodium 53.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 14.7 g
- Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
- Sugars 14.0 g
- Protein 0.9 g