Microwave Praline
  • 2 cups dark or light brown sugar (firmly packed)
  • 8 oz. heavy whipping cream (do NOT whip)
  • 1 stick (1/4 lb) real butter
  • 2 cups pecan halves or large pieces will work
  1. In a large, microwave-safe bowl, stir 2 cups brown sugar with 8 oz. of heavy whipping cream until blended.
  2. Put the uncovered bowl in the microwave on high power (650 watt is what I used) Start with 10 minutes and then check. The mixture needs to be bubbling hot, with all of the brown sugar dissolved. Since microwaves vary, this is an important step.
  3. When it is "bubbling" carefully remove and put in 1 stick (cut into 10-12 pats) of Room Temperature butter. Stir until blended, then add 2 cups pecans.
  4. This is a little iffy. You might need to let it sit for 30-60 seconds if it looks too runny, then start dropping by the teaspoonful onto wax paper or foil. Work quickly as it can harden rather fast.
  5. Let the pralines set until completely cool and dry.
OK I tried this recipe (got it from hints from Heloise) and it worked for me. Others had problems but used the mistakes on ice cream. Note:I did half the recipe first and it worked out fine. When I did the second half I ran out of pecans and so I used shredded coconut in the mix and made coconut pralines. My roommate liked it better. Enjoy Hope it works out for ya'll