For Christmas this year, we decided we are going to have a Creole theme again. Cary went to Millsaps College where he was exposed to quite a bit of Cajun or Creole cuisine, so this is a nod to his time there. We plan on making our shrimp Creole again and pralines.
To make pralines, you’ll need:
- 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar
- 6 Tbsp of butter
- 3/4 cup of packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 Tablespoon of vanilla
- 1 and 1/2 cups of pecans
Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan and heat to the softball stage (238 – 240°). Stir constantly.
Once the temperature is reached, remove from heat and continue stirring until the mixture becomes thick, creamy, and a little cloudy. The pecans should be suspended in the mixture. Spoon on to parchment paper. Let the pralines cool for a few minutes and enjoy!