Friday, April 3, 2009

My Saturday



Tomorrow morning will find me, dusting, vacuuming, and mopping floors.

Then tomorrow afternoon I will be making candy for a church fund raiser. I have decided to make some Pecan Pralines and fudge for this event.

Pecan Pralines

1 cup pecans----- I roast these in the oven for about 3 minutes Then I toss the nuts and roast for another 3 minutes.

1 cup heavy cream

1/4 cup(1/2 stick real butter) I use the unsalted

2 cups light brown sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

In a heavy saucepan with a candy thermometer over high heat cook the cream, butter and brown sugar to 240 degrees F (soft ball stage). Remove from heat and let sit for 15 seconds.

Stir in flavoring, and toasted pecans. Vigorously stir with a spoon for 10 seconds, until the mixture looks creamy and slightly thickened. Drop by spoon fulls onto wax paper.

Let cool for 20 minutes.

15 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Awe Shucks, Mary... I thought you said you were coming to my house to vacuum, dust and mop our floors... Darn--Well, if you don't do that, at least send me some pralines!!!!

Have a great Saturday.
Hugs,
Betsy

Vee said...

Oh no! I love pecan pralines! :)

We sat and listened to the entire song this morning with the little one singing...what a treat that was!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh you are making me feel guilty...all that Spring cleaning awaits. Thank you for the recipe, this sounds wonderful. Happy Saturday.
Karen

bluemuf said...

Oh my Mary...those pcan pralines sound wonderful.

Have a happy weekend

Hugs karen

jojo-caramel said...

Oh it sounds so delicious !!! I would love to see what it does look like :)
I wish you a great day :) xo

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

OH YUMMY!!!!!!!!!!!! I love pecan pralines! Thank you so much for the recipe!

Your day sounds like mine tomorrow too! I dont feel like cleaning, lol!

Hugs,
Amy

ShabbyInTheCity said...

I will second what Betsy said!
A clean house and pralines to boot...sounds like some happiness to me!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Mary,
Sounds VERY YUMMY...send any leftovers my way LOL :)
No cleaning for me today...making cards most of the day:)
Happy Sunday..it's almost Easter.
Warmly,
Deb :)

Denise said...

YUM!!!!!!!!!! Now just how far is it to your house?

Have a blessed Sunday

Mary said...

Mary,

It sounds delicious. I don't have a candy thermometer and really should get one. I love fudge and possibly I could make it with brown sugar substitute. Being diabetic is no fun at all.

Hope you have a great weekend. I'm glad you enjoyed my post about spring on the farm.
Blessings,
Mary

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Oh I adore pralines! What a blessing they will be :)

Hugs,
Dena

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh me , I just gained 10 pounds by reading this ! hehe

My Vintage Studio said...

Sweets are by weakness! Hope you have a great week! Hugs, Sharon

NCmountainwoman said...

That recipe is almost identical to my grandmother's Pralines. I'll have to make some.

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