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Microwave Pralines

March 19, 2024 - Country Cooking

No thermometer needed to make these delicious Microwave Pralines. The microwave makes praline-making simple and fullproof. In only 12 minutes you have pecan pralines that taste as good as the ones bought in the French Quarter.

These Pecan Microwave Pralines are super sweet and will surely satisfy your sweet tooth. They are so buttery and good and only a few ingredients are needed.

This hands-off recipe is so convenient. No need to stand over a hot stove.

Ingredients Needed

1 box Light Brown Sugar

1 cup Heavy Cream

1/4 cup Butter– I use salted.

2 cups pecans

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Pinch of Salt

Recommended Equipment

Rimmed Baking Sheet– I love these rimmed baking sheets for everything from baking cookies to roasting vegetables.

Parchment Paperparchment paper works better than wax paper for cooling the pralines.

Large Microwave-Safe Bowl– I love these nesting bowls with lids.

Tips For Making Microwave Pralines

Different microwaves may require different cooking time. Cooking times given are an estimate. You may find you need to microwave for a shorter or longer time.

Use a large bowl. The mixture will boil up some and you don’t want it to overflow.

When you stir the mixture, it should begin to change color and start to look creamy. It will also thicken. If not, it needs to be microwaved longer. Return it to the microwave for another 1 to 2 minutes.

Be very careful when removing the bowl from the microwave. It will be very hot.

You must scoop the pralines out onto the baking sheet very quickly. The mixture will start to thicken and harden rapidly.

Microwave Pralines make a wonderful holiday gift!

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Microwave Pralines

No thermometer needed to make these delicious Microwave Pralines. The microwave makes praline-making simple and fullproof. In only 12 minutes you have pecan pralines that taste as good as the ones bought in the French Quarter.
Course Candy
Cuisine Southern
Keyword pecans
Prep Time 5 minutes minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes minutes
Total Time 17 minutes minutes
Servings 8
Calories 561kcal

Ingredients

1 (16-ounce)-box light brown sugar1 cup heavy cream1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, cut into pieces so it will melt faster2 cups pecan pieces2 teaspoons vanilla extractpinch of salt

Instructions

Line a large baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
Combine the brown sugar and heavy cream in a large microwave-safe bowl and stir well.
Microwave on HIGH for 7 minutes.
Add butter and stir it in to melt it.
Microwave on HIGH for another 5 minutes. Stir in pecans, vanilla, and salt.
Very quickly drop by spoonfuls onto prepared baking sheet. Careful- Mixture will be very hot!

Notes

Different microwaves may require different cooking time. Cooking times given are an estimate. You may find you need to microwave for a shorter or longer time.

Use a large bowl. The mixture will boil up some and you don’t want it to overflow.

Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 36g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 72mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 57g | Vitamin A: 637IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1mg

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Recipe Source: adapted from River Road Recipes IV

Originally posted November 25, 2018.

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