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Loma Linda Pralines

Updated February 23, 2016
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Cookbook

The Tex-Mex Cookbook

Published by Ten Speed Press

These are the kind of simple pralines they serve at Loma Linda and other old-fashioned Tex-Mex restaurants.

Store the pralines in an airtight tin.

24 pralines

CostInexpensive

Moderate

Total Timeunder 1 hour

Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Cocktail Party, Cooking for a date, Family Get-together

Recipe Coursedessert

Five Ingredients or LessYes

Moodfestive

Taste and Texturenutty, rich, sweet

Type of Dishdessert

Ingredients

  • 1 cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • Aluminum foil, sprayed with nonstick cooking spray

Instructions

Combine the sugars, syrup, butter, and 5 tablespoons water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil. Add the pecans and continue cooking until the mixture reaches the soft ball stage (238°F).

Remove the pan from the heat and stir vigorously with a wooden spoon until the candy begins to turn opaque. Quickly drop spoonfuls onto aluminum foil and allow to harden.

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