Sunday, December 11, 2011


1 pkg (4-serving size) vanilla flavored pudding mix
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2/3 cup evaporated milk
2 tbsp butter
1 1/2 cup pecan halves

In a medium saucepan combine the pudding mix, sugar, brown sugar, evaporated milk, and butter.  Cook mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until the sugar dissolves and the mixture comes to a boil.  Boil gently, stirring often, until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (a drop of the mixture will form a soft ball when dropped into a cup of cold water or a candy thermometer reads 230 degrees.)  Remove from the heat.

Stir the pecans into the hot mixture and beat for 2 minutes.  Working quickly, drop by tablespoon onto waxed paper using back of spoon to make each praline about a 2-inch diameter.  Let stand until firm.

Yield: 2 dozen pralines

NOTE:  You can make chocolate pralines by substituting chocolate pudding mix for the vanilla.  If you are feeling real adventurous, try butterscotch pudding.  Yummy!


Linda said...

Hi Linda,

I love pralines and this unique recipe just went into my 'Grandma's Vintage Recipes gotta try' file. Will report back on the results! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas with your family and friends! Linda

Grandma aka Linda Wilson said...

Yes, do report back! Thanks for all your comments on this blog. And a Merry Christmas to you and yours!