Cinnamon Pralines

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  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Combine the sugar and cinnamon in a heavy pot and stir to mix. Add the salt, milk, butter and vanilla and cook, stirring, over medium heat until the mixture reaches the soft-ball stage (about 239 degrees F on a candy thermometer).
  2. Remove from the heat, add the pecans, and beat until the mixture thickens. Drop by spoonsful onto wax paper. Cool, lift with a thin knife and store in an airtight container.

Yield: about 4 dozen

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