Pecan Pralines

Pralines is among the most popular of Louisiana confections, no holiday meal would be complete without pralines. 

Ingredients:
1 1/2 cups white sugar 
1 1/2 cups brown sugar 
2 sticks butter 
3 tablespoons cane syrup 
1 cup evaporated milk 
2 tablespoons vanilla 
3 cups pecan pieces 
  
Directions: 
1. Combine white sugar, brown sugar, butter, cane syrup, and evaporated milk in a saucepot. 
2. Bring to boil, then lower fire and simmer, stirring constantly until temperature reaches 234% Fahrenheit on candy thermometer. 
3. Stir in vanilla and pecans and remove from heat. 
4. Drop by the tablespoon on parchment paper or wax paper. Allow to cool.
 
Yields 12-15 pralines.
 
Recipe compliments of Chef Patrick Mould.