Sweet Potato Pralines

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  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
  • 1/2 cup cooked, mashed yams
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Place sugar and milk in a heavy 2-quart saucepan and bring to a boil. Add yams. Cook until mixture reaches 235 degrees F (soft-ball stage).
  2. Remove from heat and add pecans, butter and vanilla extract. Let cool.
  3. Beat and pour into a buttered 8-inch square dish.
  4. Allow to completely harden.
  5. Cut and serve.

Yield: 20 pralines

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