Georgia Pralines

  • Yield: 24 servings


1cup brown sugar
2cups granulated sugar
1cup water
1tablespoon butter
1/4teaspoon salt
1teaspoon vanilla
3cups pecan halves


  1. Line baking sheets with waxed paper.  In saucepan combine sugars and water.  Stir over medium heat until sugars are melted.  Bring to boil; boil to soft ball stage (236F).  Remove from heat; stir in butter, salt and vanilla.  Beat until syrup starts to become creamy.  Stir in pecans.  Drop by teaspoon onto baking sheets.  If candy becomes too hard to drop from spoon, place pan over hot water; stir a few drops of hot water into mixture to soften.

Recipe reprinted with permission from the Junior League of DeKalb County’s Puttin’ On The Peachtree: Dining In. Atlanta Style (the Junior League of DeKalb County, Atlanta, Ga., 1979).