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Old 06-28-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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Would these be considered pralines???

I found an old recipe for pralines and decided to lc it....

1 cup erythritol powdered
1/2 cup just like sugar (table)
2 drops ezsweets
1 stick butter (divided into 1/2's)
1 tablespoon black strap molasses
1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecan halves

I put everything but powdered erythritol, 1/2 stick butter, and pecans in a heavy saucepan on medium high heat and brought it to a boil for 2 mins, took it off the heat, added the other 1/2 stick butter and powdered erythritol, put back on low heat for 2 mins and whisked it to be sure all the clumps were gone. Then took it off the heat, added the pecans, then poured it into a waxed paper lined pan and refrigerated it. It had solidified in about 3 hours. The candy is solid, not hard and crunchy, but soft, melts in mouth. The first few hours, it had the erythritol cooling effect, not noticed by me 24 hrs later.





It is good.....but I haven't had pralines in 50+ years, so no idea if these are even close!!
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Old 06-28-2013, 12:38 PM   #2
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They certainly LOOK like some of the pralines I've made - way back when!

Sounds good. Any reason you didn't add the erythritol when doing the other ingredients to a boil?
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They certainly LOOK like some of the pralines I've made - way back when!

Sounds good. Any reason you didn't add the erythritol when doing the other ingredients to a boil?
I have a frosting recipe that uses powdered erythritol and just like sugar baking (both confectioner style) and those are added after the other ingredients have melted and bubbled and been removed from heat. (I use it on your pumpkin squares! eye-rolling wonderful!)

Thanks...I didn't know if they were supposed to be hard, crunchy, melty... these will break, but are soft, not quite like fudge. Tastes good!
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I've had them everywhere from very soft and chewy, like a fresh caramel, to crystallized, and I love each and every one!

Thanks for the nice compliment on the pumpkin squares! I haven't made those in ages.
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You are welcome! Those pumpkin squares are a huge hit amongst all my non-lc friends. I ran out of pumpkin pie spice (too lazy to make more) so I used chai spice -- I think it's like the chinese 5 spice -- in its place. They are a bit different, but still good! They freeze well, too!
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