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Random Snaps in NOLA & New Orleans Pralines

May 3, 2012


Many restaurants to try…

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Many stores/galleries to browse…

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I haven’t even mentioned the local candy stores with the handmade pralines!

1 praline

Couldn’t resist this one!

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New Orleans Pralines



  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light cream (half & half)
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, halved
  • 2 tablespoons butter


  1. Combine sugars and cream in a heavy 2-quart saucepan and bring to boil over medium heat, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until mixture forms a thick syrup.
  2. Add pecans and butter and continue to cook over medium heat, stirring frequently.
  3. Remove sauce pan to a heatproof surface (such as a wire rack) and let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Use a tablespoon to drop rounded balls of the mixture onto sheet wax paper or foil, leaving about 3 inches between each ball for pralines to spread. Allow to cool.

Makes about 12 candies.


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