Everyone loves a homemade gift – especially when it’s edible! There is plenty of time before the holidays to package up one of these tasty treats. Your friends and family will love you! These easy microwave pralines are so good!
1 pound light brown sugar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 cups pecan halves
2 tablespoon butter
pinch of salt
Mix together brown sugar and heavy whipping cream in a large microwave safe bowl (at least two quarts)The bowl should be deep enough to allow the mixture to boil, without boiling over. . Microwave mixture on high for 5 minutes, remove from microwave and stir. Add pecans and return to microwave for 4 minutes on high. Remove from microwave, add butter and stir until mixture loses gloss and begins to thicken (about 2 minutes). The mixture should be thickened and beginning to form along the sides of the bowl. If the caramel is still runny, cook it a bit longer. Microwave in additional 1 minute increments. This recipe is based on a 1000 Watt microwave. If your microwave has a lower wattage it may take longer to cook. If the microwave has a higher wattage, less cooking time.
Turn out on a greased marble slab or parchment paper. Wax paper will melt.
Makes approximately 2 dozen pralines. Allow to cool thoroughly.
Wrap them up!
And you have a yummy edible gift from your kitchen.
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