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Pecan Pralines


This family recipe for pecan pralines comes courtesy of fashion designer Tom Ford.

  • Yield: Makes about 2 dozen

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, May Spring 2007


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup light cream
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 cups pecan halves


  1. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside. In a 3-quart saucepan, mix together sugar and baking soda. Add cream and place over medium-high heat. Cook, whisking occasionally, until golden brown and mixture reaches 235 degrees on a candy thermometer, 25 to 30 minutes. Add butter and pecans and mix together until butter has melted and mixture is well combined, about 1 minute. Using a tablespoon, drop mixture onto prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart; let cool completely.

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