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Old 04-21-2006, 10:13 AM   #1
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ISO: Chewy pecan pralines

I've been searching for a recipe for chewy pecan pralines and have had no luck. There is a great mexican restaurant here in Dallas called El Fenix that sells them and they are amazing. I'd like to get a recipe so I can make them myself.

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Old 04-24-2006, 03:11 PM   #2
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You know, I've been 'chewing' on this all day , and just can't think of a praline that's chewy. All the recipes I have, and all the pralines I've eaten elsewhere have been firm, and sort of crumbly. I wonder if this restaurant is using some kind of 'dulce de leche' sort of caramel, and just calling them pralines?
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Old 04-24-2006, 03:44 PM   #3
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They do have a caramel kind of texture to it. Here is a list of the ingredients that is on the wrapper if that helps anyone. Maybe it isn't really a praline as they label it, but it sure is good!
Ingredients:Pecan, Corn Syrup, Sugar, Evaporated Milk, Invert Sugar, Vanilla, All Vegetable Cocoflakes, Lacithin, Salt, Cinnamon, Vegetable Oil as a indirect additive.
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Old 05-16-2006, 09:02 AM   #4
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Thumbs up Chewy Texas Pralines

Someone just brought me a praline from Texas (I live in Indy) from Lammes candies in Austin. I looked on the web for a recipe since they were so good!
1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup 1/8 tsp. salt, 14 tbls. milk, 1/4 cup butter, 2 cups pecan halves, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. In a heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over med. heat stirring occasionally, to 245º on candy thermomator (20-25 min) Gradually add milk, butter and pecans. cook 1-2 min. after adding last ingredient, returning to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Drop by tsp. onto greased baking sheet and cool completely before wrapping.
Hope this is waht you are looking for. I am going to make them this weekend!

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Old 05-18-2006, 01:27 PM   #5
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Thanks! Let me know how they turn out and I'll have to try out the recipe myself.
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Someone just brought me a praline from Texas (I live in Indy) from Lammes candies in Austin. I looked on the web for a recipe since they were so good!
1 cup granulated sugar, 1 cup light corn syrup 1/8 tsp. salt, 14 tbls. milk, 1/4 cup butter, 2 cups pecan halves, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract. In a heavy saucepan, mix together sugar, corn syrup and salt. Cook over med. heat stirring occasionally, to 245 on candy thermomator (20-25 min) Gradually add milk, butter and pecans. cook 1-2 min. after adding last ingredient, returning to a boil. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla. Drop by tsp. onto greased baking sheet and cool completely before wrapping.
Hope this is waht you are looking for. I am going to make them this weekend!

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Just curious- did you ever make these and how did they turn out ? They do sound very good. Thanks !
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Old 10-06-2006, 11:09 AM   #7
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I did try a few months ago and they didn't come out thick enough, they still tasted good though.
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